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.
BINDING DOMAIN TO HOSTING – USING SPECIAL SETTINGS FOR DNS SERVERS
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.
HOW TO BIND A DOMAIN TO A HOSTING
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.
HOW TO BIND A DOMAIN TO A SITE IF THE HOSTING AND DOMAIN IN DIFFERENT PLACES?
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:
- 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.
- 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 – alpha.1-hoster.ru, if they didn’t appear in the letter, then you can contact their technical support provider.