How To Point Your DNS Nameservers To Your Website Host Step by Step
Hey everybody, what's going on? It's Preston Miller here and in this video I want to show you how you can actually point your newly registered domain name to your actual web posting. Now, if you didn't watch my first video you need to go back and check that out. It is where I show you how to actually register your own domain name and in this video I am going to show you how to actually connect all the dots here. Let's go ahead and jump right in. All right so I am here at my Namecheap dashboard.
In the last video I registered the domain PrestonWebsiteTest.xyz. Now if you go to that domain right now there is nothing on there. That is because I haven't set it up and actually pointed it to my web hosting. Now, for web hosting I use Liquidweb. You can use whoever you want. It doesn't matter. Let me click manage on this one here and now as I go into the settings you'll see … You don't need to mess with all of these options. All you really need to do is change the DNS settings here which are the name servers, okay?
It is on the Namecheap basic DNS and what you need to do here is change it to custom DNS and you're going to need to point it to the two name servers for whoever your web hosting is. So, since I am using Liquidweb, it is going to be the Liquidweb name host. If you don't know what your name servers are for your web hosting company you can probably just contact their support and they will tell you. It is pretty standard operating procedure. Liquidweb I found it in here. It is these two – NS.Liquidweb.com and NS1.Liquidweb.com so what I would do is I would copy those and post them in here. Let me do that really quick here. Then I would hit this check mark and save those for this domain here, PrestonWebsiteTest.xyz. Okay, so there it is. It's done, but it is not instant. It is going to take a little bit for this to register and to point over to whoever your web host is.
My web host is Liquidweb. Now you would go to your actual web host and what you need to do is set it up. You need to set up this new website on your host and tell it that … Well, you don't need to tell it it is coming from Liquidweb because you just pointed your domain to it but you need to set it up in here. What you would do is here, I'm just going to go ahead and create it real quick here, so this is the actual domain and I'm going to paste it in there and I've got what they call shared hosting so I can have as many domains as I want for a certain amount of bandwidth every month. Then what I would do is I would hit create DNS zone.
It is going to give me this warning saying hey, you got to make sure you want to point your DNS zones to these name servers. Now I've just done that so let's go ahead and hit create DNS zone and while that is going let me steal a quick drink of coffee here. Okay, great now let me scroll down here and now look, we've got this delegation part of it here. If I zoom in here and show you it says not delegated.
Now that's because, like I said earlier, it takes a little bit of time for that to actually register so you can check that periodically. I would give it about thirty minutes, come back, check it and once it is green we are ready to go on to the next step which is actually installing a CMS on your website so that you can get it going. I look forward to seeing you in the next video. If you enjoyed this video please go ahead and subscribe and be on the lookout for the next video in this series which is helping you get your whole website online. Talk to you soon and I hope you appreciated this video. Go ahead and subscribe to my channel if you enjoyed it and I will see you next time.