In this post, I will show you step by step how to make your domain name works.
1. Once you have registered a domain name with a domain name registrar, you’ll be given
a Username and a Password to login to your account. Keep theses details, you will need them later.
2. Now you will decide where and how to host your website. It depends on the nature of your website. To attract lots of traffic to your website needs a long time and great effort. Therefore, for most small business websites, initially choosing a shared web hosting will be a good option.
No matter who-ever is your web hosting provider, once you have purchased a web hosting place, you will be given the information listed below:
Your Login information:
Two Name Servers
Yours will be different, but it will look like this:
Your website root folder
This will look like: /home/yourname/public_html
The Login information details are used to manage your website. If it is shared web hosting, then you are more likely got a cPanel interface, which enable website owners to maintain their website Content, Design, Email, etc. To learn how cPanel works before you have a web hosting account, you can go http://cpanel.net/demo/ to try it out.
3. Upload your website to the location: /home/yourname/public_html
There are many ways that you can upload your website files to your web hosting place:
•cPanel interface’ File Manager
•Browser Firefox->Tools-> Web Developer->FireFTP
•Google “Ftp Client” you ‘ll see there are many of these software, such as FileZilla, WinSCP, WS_FTP and CuteFTP etc. Choose one to use.
•Use FTP Client function that comes with software such as Adobe Dreamweaver
4. Create email account by using cPanel or Unix command
5. Go to your domain name registrar website, login and find the place, and then enter the two Name Servers that your web hosting company has given to you. This is to tell the internet that these Name servers have the very first hand information about your domain name and the IP addresses associated with it.
The information on these Name Servers will take up to 48 hours to be propagated all over the world. This means that in up to 48 hours, all the people in the world will be able to access your website and to send an email to yourname@yourdomain, if you have created an email account yourname@yourdomain step 4.