How to connect your domain name to your website

How to connect your domain name to your website

If you purchased your domain name from one company and then decided you wanted to host your website with another company, then at some point, you will need to connect the two.

The process of connecting your domain name to your web host is fairly simple; you just need to know where to go and what information to look for.

In this video tutorial, I'll show you how to make the connection. I use GoDaddy to buy domains because they have some great deals on domain names.

I'm currently using SiteGround to host my website, and so far, they are a great host. You can learn more about how to set up a new website using Siteground in this article.

The price is great, and customer support has been very helpful which I think is one of the most important things about choosing a web host. You need great customer support in case anything goes wrong.

You may have purchased your domain and hosting from a different company, and that's ok. You should be able to follow along with the video and figure out where to look within your own accounts.

And if you still find yourself getting a bit confused, just reach out to tech support and ask them to help you locate what you are looking for.

In this video tutorial, you will learn how to link your domain name to your website by:

  • Learning how to identify the nameservers of your web host.
  • Learning where to place the name server addresses under your DNS management area.

It's really not any more complicated than that!

No time to watch the video?

No problem! Simply follow the steps below to learn how to connect your domain name to your web host:

  • Log in to your web host and locate the Nameservers for your account. You will need them both.
  • Log in to wherever you purchased your domain name and locate the DNS management area for the domain name you want to connect.
  • Locate the Nameservers for that domain and replace them with the Nameservers from your web host.
  • Save the Nameservers and wait.

Don't worry if you don't see the connection immediately. It can take up to 24 hours for the new information to propagate around the internet. Just give it a little time and if you still don't see your site, contact your web host to make sure you have the correct Nameserver information.

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