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How To Set Nameservers For WordPress

If you’ve chosen the route of registering your domain name at GoDaddy, and hosting your WordPress based site elsewhere like Bluehost, you will now need to link the two together. It’s very easy to do. You will need one thing from your hosting provider, and that is the DNS/Nameservers. In your hosting account admin area these values should be viewable, or may be contained inside of an initial welcome email you were sent upon signing up. In this example, I am using GoDaddy for the domain, and Bluehost as my host.

Step 1

Go to www.godaddy.com and login with your details. Click on your name in the top right corner, then Visit My Account.

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Step 2

Under the Domains heading, click Launch to open up your Domain Manager.

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Choose your domain name and then under the Nameservers section, choose “Manage”.

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Step 4

Choose “Custom” and then Add Nameserver. Here you will enter the first nameserver that was provided to you by your host. The nameservers in the example are the Bluehost nameservers.

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Add another nameserver for the second value. You should have two new nameservers set. Delete the other default GoDaddy ones by clicking the X beside the status.

Step 5

Save your settings and wait. Sometimes nameservers can take up to 48 hours to kick in, so keep checking your URL to see if it’s been linked up. You will know when you stop seeing the default “parked with GoDaddy” webpage when you visit your URL. You can then start working on your site.

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