Nameservers link the domain name and web servers. We have already discussed how to register a domain name and purchase a hosting plan. Now, in this blog, we will learn how to link the web hosting to the domain name. This is required for the website to be accessed from anywhere on the internet.
Here is a step by step guide on changing NameServers of domains registered with GoDaddy:
Step 1: Login to GoDaddy Account
Step 2: Click on Right Top Login Icon and then Click on Manage Domains
Step 3: Select the domain name by checking the box to the left of the domain name. Click on ‘Nameserver’ and then click on ‘Set Nameservers’ as shown in figure below:
Step 4: Click on Custom in the pop-up. After that, click on ‘Add one now’ as shown in the figure.
Step 5: After purchasing the server you would have received the details in the email. Enter Values of Nameserver1 & Nameserver 2 in the respective textboxes as shown in the figure.
A typical mail from BlueHost contains Nameserver details like this
Put the values of Name Server 1 in the top box and Name Server 2 in the bottom box. And click on Ok.
And it is done. The changes in Nameservers may take up to 24 hours to get reflected. However, it happens quickly and may take few minutes to get updated.
At this stage, the domain and hosting set-up are complete. Now you can simply install the WordPress in 30 seconds and start blogging or developing awesome websites.
Through comments, do let me know if it worked for you? In case, if you are facing any challenges, write to me through comments, and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Author: Saket Kumar Singh
A digital marketer and strategist by profession, I love writing and travelling. In the past I have been a Communication Engineer, Coder, Banker and Lead Consultant. Someday I would travel to explore the world.