In order for the acquired domain to work, it must be properly linked to the hosting on which your site is located. Consider how to do it correctly.

To begin with, the domain binding process is rather slow and can take up to 70 hours. What to do if you can not wait? If you need to quickly begin to move and customize your own website? Or if you need to first try to set up the site optimally and after binding the domain. This is where the special hosts file comes to the rescue. If we speak in a simple language, the binding of the domain to the IP address is compulsorily prescribed in the .hosts file, and when the actual domain is registered, it no longer matters what its server is. For a particular computer, it will almost always lead to the specified ip address specified in a special file – .hosts.


Popular DNS servers are information channels that are responsible for the high-quality and reliable connection between the domain name and the host. If special DNS servers are not competently configured, then when directly typing a domain name with any prefix in the address bar of any web browser, the Internet site with this domain will not load, because the domain is not actually tied to hosting. Binding your domain to the server is an important and responsible process, but affordable. Let’s look at a couple of options for this binding.

Bind a beautiful domain name to your site


After purchasing the hosting, they send you a special letter with various passwords and ftp-access, logins, addresses to enter the control panel, etc. Also in this letter there is a Secondary Name Server and Primary Name Server for the purchased hosting. These NS settings should be specified during domain registration.

After you need to add a domain in the hosting control panel and specify – NS. After this procedure, during the day, the DNS will change and, having entered a new domain, you will be taken to the hosting folder where all data on the site is stored.

If you do not have a special interface for hosting management, or you do not know where to add what and where, write a letter to the hosting support indicating this problem.

Currently, a huge number of registrars provide non-core hosting services, and providers, in addition to hosting services, provide the ability to register a new domain and information on how to link a domain to a hosting service. One of the main advantages of these services is the linking in the automatic mode of hosting to the domain. For example: when acquiring a hosting service, you register a completely new domain name in the same place and during registration manually indicate where the domain will be (parked) on this hosting. As a result of these actions, you do not have to configure the DNS yourself.


If you purchased and registered a domain name from one registrar, and hosting services from a hoster, you need to perform several steps in order to link the hosting to a domain:

  1. In your account, you need to go to the section – domain parking or setting and register the domain name (purchased) in the indicated column. As a rule, when entering it, the prefixes (www and http: //) are not applied.
  2. After passing through the corresponding registration of the hosting, you should have been sent a letter to the indicated address with the indication of the DNS servers, they look like this –, if they didn’t appear in the letter, then you can contact their technical support provider.


The procedure of transferring a domain to another hosting begins with the fact that new values ​​of DNS servers are set in the settings. It will be the help of them that redirects to the new location of the domain.

Domain transfer is required to be carried out by its registrar or a trustee, who has complete information about the domain, but in most cases, the entire complexity of such a procedure is assumed by the new hosting provider. However, there are two options here:


In the contract with the provider, you carefully read all the items and it should indicate that you are the owner of the domain. In this case, the entire procedure for renewal and transfer will be performed by the new provider.


The way is ok, and it’s a dead end: in fact, if there is no information about the owner in the contract, then the domain belongs only to the hosting provider, which means that he has the right to independently manage his property.

Transfer domain to another registrar

Now let’s move on to the issue of domain renewal. Everything is quite simple here – a contract is drawn up with the hosting provider, in which the payment for the existence of the domain will be clearly stated and for what period.

In some cases, there is a need to change the domain administrator. Such a procedure is possible, but it is performed only if there is an official appeal from the current administrator to the registrar, as well as a request from the future new administrator with his or her coordinates to change the data for the administrator. If the transfer is made in the international zone, the procedure is possible for execution only if there is a secret EPP-key. This key is issued at the conclusion of the contract with the hosting provider.

To facilitate the transfer of a domain to a new hosting, many providers provide the ability to automatically transfer a domain if there are some required actions, such as specifying DNS servers. In addition, you can perform one of three actions on which the future of the transferred domain depends.

  1. Recreate the new site where the transferred domain will be located. In essence, such a site will be a folder on the disk. For example, if the provider orders the creation of a new site, then a folder with the name of the new domain will be created on its server, where you will need to record all the files.
  2. Priylinkovka domain to an existing site. This option becomes clear from the name: your domain will be attached to an existing site as a subdomain.
  3. Create a domain without linking. This option is characterized by the creation of a subdomain that will not be assigned to any of the existing sites.

Do not forget that the transfer of the domain requires some settings from the hosting provider, which is why the full launch of the domain on the new hosting will be possible after some time. More precisely, the changes are first carried out on the old server, then on the new one, and then the DNS server caches connection paths with end users.

We hope our information will be useful for readers, and they will be able to fully appreciate all the difficulties of performing such a seemingly simple procedure as transferring a domain to a new hosting.


It will not be enough just to invent a domain name and register it in a certain place. It is important to make it so that this name is unique, as well as everything that is on the domain. In this case, a careful study of the status of domains that are already working in one direction or another can help .

It can be said that for domains, status is one of the most important characteristics. In addition, status becomes a required field for each WhoIs server . In total, there are currently nine types of statuses. Three of them are designed for remote domains, six more – for those that are already active. It is necessary at least approximately to imagine that in its essence each of the statuses represents. 
For example, when registering, each new domain gets its status under the name Active.. By default, it is set by the registry. It should not be confused with the registrar, the registry is a separate organization responsible for a specific zone. Although sometimes the registrars get the right to change to the domain. Regarding these statuses there is additional information, but it is more likely to be technical. And interesting only to specialists.

The next status – Registry – Lock . Initially, a domain cannot be assigned to this status, it is only transferred to this state from another. The presence of this status means that the registrar itself cannot be changed by the registrar, or deleted. The registry must remove the status so that the specialist has access to the changes.

Check the status of the domain is necessary. The worst option is the Registry Hold state . Only the registry can get rid of this status, its only advantage is the ability to update. 
Registrars themselves can assign domains a status called Registrar Hold . In this case, only the one who registered the domain is responsible for the filling of the domain, and is its owner. Like many other options, this one can be updated if necessary.

The registrar is assigned a status called Registrar Lock . This is also one of the statuses when checking, which allows the domain owner to secure only the right to use and change the resource depending on their current needs. It is better to use such statuses to those who have already established the work of their system and can be fully responsible for it.

Domain status is his flag on the Internet


  1. OK – UNTIL or OK . Usually such statuses just mean that the domain was registered and started its work.
  2. You can also find the names Hold – Since , Frozen or just Hold . Such statuses usually mean that it is necessary to extend the registration period, which has been suspended. Only domains of international level can work with such status. Typically, this status can be maintained for a maximum of 45 days. It depends on the characteristics of the zone in which the person is currently working.
  3. If the renewal term has expired for domains operating in international zones, then they are given the status Redemption Period . If you do not extend the term of the domain, then after a while it can be removed. To extend the relevant deadlines, you must submit special applications to your registrar. In this case, the cost of renewal may exceed the cost of acquiring the domain itself.
  4. ClientTransferProhibited – one of the domains that prohibits the transfer of a domain to another registrar. Such a position is usually obtained by the domains, for sixty days after their registration has been completed. This option is exhibited according to international rules that apply in many countries.


The situation when it is necessary to promote several domains simultaneously for the same site requires from the owner well-designed technological solutions. It is very easy to break with the effective presentation of your web project in the area of ​​failures and failures.


The fact that a functioning site (hangs) simultaneously on several domains is usually recognized in two main ways. Or, bumping into a parallel domain, looking at search engine results for key queries on the main site, it happens that sites with two domains are made so that they both appear on the top lines in the search engines. 

Practicing two sites – This is not the most useful way, mainly because it automatically means duplicate content on both domains, since non-unique pages and texts on the site are bad and are fraught with a downgrade. However, these domains can be applied.

Multiple domains for one site - crossroad in the network



Some organizations may fear that their active competitors will acquire domains that use similar names for their services or products – keywords, thereby promoting their own website. This fact can lead to panic purchases of different domain names. The idea is that as long as they directly own all the domains, they reduce the chances of competitors overtaking them in the so-called search results.

Although there is a definite meaning and task in this tactic, for search engine optimization it is in fact useless. And it is not at all obvious that this tactic has any influence on the competitors’ websites. It is difficult to think out all the options for the phrase domain names to buy, and besides, if you buy a lot of them, their support cost can be quite expensive. There is another risk – almost any site can overtake you, using more unique and high-quality content and, accordingly, acquiring more links, no matter what domain it is in and what it is called.

A useful note: if you use this tactic, make sure that all domains will be automatically redirected to the main domain using the redirect number 301.


By purchasing several similar domains, companies want to get a better place in the search service results. If you have several own sites on the first page in the TOP 10 of the search results, is it possible to get more unique traffic? In theory, yes. However, this tactic has a couple of significant drawbacks.


If your site is located at one specific address, then having a couple of additional sites will not be the most successful idea. This can confuse your visitors. In addition to the above, the popular Google search service is not very relevant to this situation, when one organization has many identical sites, as this does not help ensure good search results. In fact, these actions have a great similarity with spam.


Since you will not be able to use content from your main site, you will have to create new and unique pages and texts. Given the complexity of creating high-grade and unique content, and the time spent on it, we can only sincerely wish good luck in creating useful articles describing another additional site.


There are very favorable hosting rates for site hosting. But sometimes they are intimidated by traffic restrictions. We will understand how to determine whether the site will fit into the established framework.


A simple calculation can tell a lot of interesting things: 
Required traffic = average number of page views x average page weight x average number of visitors per day x number of days per month x reserve. 
The average number of visitors per day is the total number of visitors per month, you need to divide by 30.

  • The average page weight is the average size of a single page file.
  • The average number of page views is the average number of page views per visitor.
  • Reserve is a safety factor that varies between 1.3-1.8.

We arrange the numbers, and get a rough estimate of the bandwidth that is required for your site.


The calculation is carried out in a similar way, only need to identify additional channels for download. Site bandwidth and downloads are easily calculated using the formula: 
Required traffic = [(Average number of page views x average page weight x average number of visitors per day) + (average number of downloads per day x average file size)] x number of days per month x reserve . 
The average number of visitors per day is the total number of visitors per month should be divided by 30

  • The average page weight is the average size of a single page file.
  • The average number of page views is the average number of page views per visitor.
  • The average file size is the total size of the site files divided by the number.
  • Reserve is a safety factor that varies between 1.3 – 1.8.


Now you understand that there is a certain margin of safety, ranging from 30% to 80%, which is used in the calculation of throughput. The reason for this is that the bandwidth reserve is crucial, if necessary to withstand sudden spikes in traffic.

That is, the higher the backup rate, the more stable the server. So, it can cope with an unexpected jump in traffic that can erase all the differences between a successful and unsuccessful advertising campaign site.

For example, your article was on the first page of Google for the search query “iphone” – and the server does not cope with a sharp increase in traffic. That is how a good advertising campaign suddenly ended very badly.

The amount of traffic for the site is quite simple to calculate


As a rule, if the site is constantly busy and slow, this is the first sign that a higher bandwidth is required.

The probability that the provider simply does not have enough bandwidth reserve capacity is also not excluded. To solve this problem, it is necessary to increase the bandwidth, or switch to a dedicated server, since there is no need to share the bandwidth of the site with other hosting clients.

In addition, you can use file hosting services, which not only allows you to save an impressive margin of site bandwidth, but also make a profit for downloading your files.


When choosing a suitable hosting plan, you should, in addition to the amount of bandwidth, pay particular attention to some details.

The frequency of the processor, the number of databases, RAM – this is just a partial list. In fact, without quality resources on these parameters – unlimited bandwidth loses its meaning.


Sites from one hosting to another can be transferred for various reasons, starting with frequent server shutdowns, the excessive cost of provider services and ending with insufficient technical support and many other uncomfortable features.

The most important thing when transferring a site to another hosting service is to perform a “move” with high quality and as quickly as possible, because when you turn off, there is an outflow of regular visitors, which can be difficult to return. Therefore, it is desirable that the work of the resource is not interrupted at all. Next, we will try to disassemble the standard conditions for transferring a site from one hosting to another, since there are many providers that have special settings of the administration panel, the consideration of which will take more than one page.

The whole procedure of transferring a site from hosting to hosting consists of three main stages, each of which we will discuss in more detail:

  1. Change of addresses of domain names.
  2. Database transfer.
  3. Transfer codes of all pages and scripts.
We transfer the site to another hosting


Step 1 is a procedure for changing the addresses of the site domain names to new ones belonging to the “new” provider. These data can be found in the technical support service, and then entered in the administration panel.

Addresses have something like this:  and so on, a total of a maximum of four (usually two). Hoster in the address bar is replaced with the name of the new host. So, in most cases, it is enough to specify only two addresses instead of four, sometimes with ip-addresses, so the address will look like this: ns 1. hoster ru . (in the place of “” there will be real addresses).

After that, you can enter the administration panel and, under the line “Change DNS servers”, “Domain settings” or similar, go directly to changing old addresses to new ones. At the end, be sure to press the save button. As a result, the mail will receive a notification letter, which will indicate the procedure that you followed.


We transfer the site database to another hosting. First you need to copy the existing database – site dump. To do this, in the control panel, find the item “Database” or similar, where the link to the tool that manages the site DBMS will be located. There are a large number of such modules, so in the article we will focus on PHPMyAdmin. In this panel, you need to select the name of the required database to save, the entire list of which is located on the left. Then the window of direct DB management will open. Next you need to select the “Export” link and send everything to the archive and click the “OK” button. After that, the save path on the user’s computer is indicated. Now you need to perform the procedure of importing the old database to the new hosting. This procedure is similar to export, through database management,


We transfer the code of pages and scripts to another hosting. To do this, you need to connect to the old resource via ftp protocol using one of the many programs. Next, copy all files from the www folder to your computer, and then you need to perform the reverse procedure for the new provider.

And the final touch in the “big move” of the site is the indication of new data that will allow you to connect to the database in the source code of the old site. Depending on the CMS site, such information may be in a specific configuration file. Here you need to change the password to the database, address, username and site name.