How to Register a Domain
Directing Your Domain To Your Host Servers
In Part 1 we saw how you could use Namecheap to look for and select a domain name.
You researched your different options and picked a domain name. You then clicked your selection and opted to pay. You paid and got the domain name.
Now you have to point the domain name to your host servers.
You have to sign up with a host service. There are many available but the one I recommend is Hostgator. In the first video I mentioned Hostmonster, but there is also BlueHost, Go Daddy and a bunch of others.
For the purpose of starting out, I would pick a shared host, which means you share the server with other site owners who also rent space on it, and take advantage of the relatively cheap $10 monthly cost.
When you sign up, you’ll get a confirmation email with the log in information for your new hosting account along with the names of two servers that will host your websites. You want to make a not of those servers because you will need that information in order to redirect your domain name from Namecheap, or which ever domain registration service you use, to your host account. These server numbers will look a bit like this: ns123.hostgator.com,ns124.hostgator.com.
With your information at hand, you can now redirect your domain to your host.
You log in to Namecheap. Go to the tab manage accounts and click it. You will see the name of your new domain. Click on it. You will find yourself at the information page about your domain. On the left hand side bar there is a tab called Transfer DNS To Webhost. Click it and a new windows offers a screen with 5 input boxes. Copy each of the host web server numbers in the top two boxes and select Save Changes.
Once you have done that you are done. You have redirected your domain name to your web host servers and you are ready to go to your host and start setting up your site.
And that is all there is to it.
If you want to watch a video of this set up, go to my YouTube Channel and check it out.
I hope this information helps you in getting going and watch for my next one on how to use the cPanel at your Web Host.
With that, stay well, stay with it and May Your Travels Be Prosperous.