How to connect domain to hosting? A step-by-step guide
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Connecting a domain to hosting is a fundamental step in getting your website online. Below is a step-by-step guide to help you connect your domain to your hosting provider. Please note that the specific steps may vary slightly depending on your domain registrar and hosting provider, so refer to their documentation for precise instructions.
In your domain management dashboard, locate the domain you want to connect to your hosting. This may involve searching through your list of registered domains or selecting the domain from a dropdown menu.
After saving the nameserver or DNS record changes, allow some time for these changes to propagate across the internet. This process, known as DNS propagation, can take several hours to 48 hours, although it's often much quicker.
If you already have a website ready, you can now upload your website files to your hosting account. You can use FTP (File Transfer Protocol) or a hosting-provided file manager to upload your website's files.
After DNS propagation has completed (usually within 48 hours but often much quicker), you can test your website by entering your domain name in a web browser. If everything is correctly configured, your website should appear online.
If you encounter any issues, such as your website not loading correctly or displaying an error, here are some troubleshooting steps:
Double-check the nameservers or DNS records in your domain registrar's settings to ensure they match the information provided by your hosting provider.
Clear your browser's cache and cookies or try accessing your website from a different browser or device.
Review your hosting account's settings to make sure your domain is correctly associated with your website files.
Contact your domain registrar or hosting provider's customer support for assistance if the issue persists.
Connecting a domain to hosting is a critical step in getting your website online. By following these steps and being patient during the DNS propagation period, you can successfully connect your domain to your hosting provider and have your website accessible on the internet.