Step 2a – Setup your Hosting

This step is somewhat technical and has to be done a certain way to make sure that when people type in your domain, that they will see your website. We could just as easily call this step how to update your nameservers on godaddy, because that is exactly what we’re about to do.

To complete this step  you’ll need two things:

  1. Your domain name server addresses from your web hosting company
  2. A login for your domain registrar, AKA Godaddy.
If you’ve completed step 1 and step to and have registered your domain name AND your web hosting package, then you’ll have everything you need to continue in your email!
Go to your email and find the welcome email from godaddy. This will have your username and password for your account listed. Go to Godaddy.com and login to your account.
Once you’ve logged in here’s what you do:
  1. Click on All products
  2. Roll over domains
  3. Click on Domain Manager

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This will bring up your domain details screen. On this screen rollover the “NameServers” icon and click “Set Nameservers” on the dropdown menu.

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  1. Click the checkbox beside “I have specific nameservers for my domains.”
  2. Find your welcome email from Cirtex Web hosting and scroll down until you see the part where it tells you what your two nameservers are. There will be two and they should look something like this: “NS75.CIRTEXHOSTING.COM” and “ NS76.CIRTEXHOSTING.COM”
  3. Copy each one individually and paste them into the Nameserver 1 field and Nameserver 2 field on Godaddy.
  4. Click OK to save your changes.

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That’s it. Sometimes they take a minute to update, but usually within an hour your domain will be pointing at your website all over the world.
Now is a perfect time to get WordPress installed on your site and get ready to start writing some content!

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