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How To Redirect Your Wordpress Website Name Server To Your Website Host

Updated on June 9, 2011

Redirecting Nameservers To Your Website Host

When your building a website on wordpress, you will eventually want to create a unique domain name - and when you do register a new domain, you will need to redirect the name servers to your preferred hosting company in order to go to make your new website active. Once you redirect the name servers, you can type in your domain name and it will take you to your website.

When it comes to recommended website hosting for Wordpress websites , I recommend Bluehost because it has an extremely simple interface, and a simple and user friendly Cpanel that allows you to easily install wordpress with one click of a button. In addition to those benefits, Bluehost will host an unlimited amount of websites for the same price of $5.95. Whereas, other hosting companies will charge you extra for every website that you decide to create. There are tons of other benefits that come with Bluehost website hosting, such as a free $75 Google Adwords credit, but I will get straight to the instructions you will need that will help you to redirect your name servers to Bluehost. If you decide to use another hosting company, that is your choice. But these specific directions come from using the Bluehost Cpanel, so if you are using bluehost, it should save you from a lot of guess work.

Instructions For Redirecting Name Servers

Once you have registered on Bluehost, you will need to install wordpress on your Cpanel, this is extremely easy with Bluehost because all you need to do is click on the wordpress icon and after one or two clicks, you will be finished installing wordpress.

Once you finish installing wordpress, you will want to call your website hosting company and find out what the code is for the hosts name servers that you will be redirecting to. This is usually a very quick and easy process. After you get those 2 codes, you will want to go to your Cpanel and if you are using Bluehost - you will want to click on "domain manager" which is located on the top left of the Cpanel.

After you find the domain manager tab, you will want to select a domain or type in the domain that you have already registered. Then, to your right you will see another tab called Name Servers, click on that tab. You will see two entries where you enter the code for redirecting the name servers. This is the code you got when you called your website hosting company.

After you enter in the codes, save or click update. It usually takes about 24-48 hours for everything to take effect. So in the mean time, you can continue improving your website with new content etc. You will know that you successfully redirected the name server when you type your domain into the URL toolbar and your website shows up.

f you need further assistance, feel free to check out this youtube video that shows you how to redirect the name server to your website host.


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      Lilly 6 years ago

      This is something that only some webmasters know, thanks for explaining this for me. I have just successfully redirected my nameservers thanks to your directions. Thanks