Now there are many sites on the Internet on various topics, and more and more commercial organizations and individual entrepreneurs want to acquire their own resources. The two main components, without which the functioning of the site is impossible, are hosting and domain.
Hosting is the place where the data of your site will be available on the Internet.
A domain name is a symbolic name with which users can find your site on the network.
The main question that arises when placing a site on the Internet is how to link a domain name to a hosting. Let us consider in detail how this process occurs, and what features should be taken into account.
How to bind a domain to hosting: the basics
So, the place where your site is located is called hosting. The server on which the information will be stored can be installed at home, but this requires large material and time costs. It is better to use the services of hosters - special companies that have equipped servers and provide a place for them under the files of your site. This is done for a fee, but there are companies that provide such services for free.
After installing the site on the hosting process is not considered complete. Next, you need to determine the address of the site, it must be unique. By entering a domain name in the search bar, users can easily find your site on the Internet.
A domain name
can have several levels, that is, consist of several parts that are separated by dots. The whole name together with these points forms a single address, which is called a domain. In this article you can learn about how to bind the RF domain to the hosting. Please note that after you have registered a domain name, it cannot be changed. You need to register a new domain.
To begin with, DNS servers play an important role in registering a domain name. The parameters of these servers affect special channels through which the host can receive data from your domain name. Everything depends on the correct settings.
If the actions are performed incorrectly, then your site will not be displayed in the search engine queries, it will not be possible to find, since it is not tied to the hosting. This process has no special difficulties, but has some features.
Acquisition of a domain and hosting from one company
The number of sites is growing every day, so there are more and more hosters that make it possible to register a new domain name. Such services are configured to bind your domain name to your hosting immediately after creating the site. This process is as follows:
- You have purchased services from a company;
- Register a domain with the same provider. During the registration process, you will see a special column in which you need to indicate that the domain name will be parked on this hosting.
When using the services of such companies, the question of how to bind a domain to a hosting disappears on its own, since the binding occurs automatically, you do not need to configure DNS servers
What if you use the services of two different organizations?
If you decide to use the services of two different companies, that is, you buy a domain separately from a registrar, and order a host from a hosting company, in this case you have to figure out how to bind a domain. A domain is linked to a third-party hosting in a few simple steps:
- Log in to your hosting profile and find the “domain parking” column, it may also be called “domain settings”. Enter your domain name in this field. On most resources, the input does not require the prefix html: // and www.
- Then, an email containing information about DNS servers will be sent to your mailbox attached to the service. If you have not received the letter, you can contact technical support to find out the names of DNS servers. After this step is completed, proceed to the next.
- These servers must be entered in a special column in the domain name settings of the registrar. Use the site on which you registered the domain. In the "account" section, find the "my domains" field, your domain name will be there. In its settings you need to register your hosting server.
You need to know that after all the actions are completed, registration and linking do not occur immediately. You must wait 4 to 24 hours.
How to bind a domain to another hosting
Transferring a site from one hosting to another is not a problem. You just need to transfer the files. But domain transfer can cause certain difficulties. How to bind a domain to a hosting, if you purchased a new domain name, instead of the previously used? Let's look at the nuances. The whole transfer is just that you need to change the addresses of DNS servers.
If you have already set up a new server and the files are located on it, then it's time to do domain redirection. This is necessary so that search engines can index your site, otherwise they will not be able to do this for several days. But you do not want to lose site visitors? If you do not redirect, then upon request the user will receive the old link. Please note that when transferring a domain, the
old hoster may refuse this if you own the domain.