Bought a domain at Namecheap. How to use GreenGeeks web hosting to build a website?
If you have bought a domain at Namecheap and want to know how to use GreenGeeks web hosting to build a website, read on.
Your web host server is the place where your website files will be stored. Your domain name, on the other hand, is the one that makes it possible for your visitors to locate your website. Because of this, in order to create a website and make it available on the Internet, you have to make the two linked with one another. And to do that, you need to add your domain name to your web hosting. You also need to edit your Namecheap domain name’s nameservers so that it will point to your web host server.
This process may seem complicated to newbie webmasters. But it is truly just a simple process that takes just a couple of minutes to accomplish.
First Steps in Creating a Website with Namecheap and GreenGeeks
Linking your domain name and your web hosting with one another is the first step in creating a website, as mentioned above. Thus, it is important that you learn this process so that you can create websites without any problem.
- Adding Your Namecheap Domain Name to Your GreenGeeks Web Hosting
GreenGeeks uses cPanel as its control panel. Thus, it would be really easy for you to add your domain name to your web host server. Just log in to your cPanel and do to the ‘Domains’ category by scrolling down. Then, click the ‘Addon Domains’ icon.
You will see a page with different fields. Fill them out and provide all the information needed such as your domain name, your ftp username, your root and your password. After filling up the form, hit the ‘Add Domain’ button, then, wait for the confirmation page to appear. Once you see it, you can continue to the next step where you will set up your DNS settings on Namecheap.
- Setting Up Your Domain Name’s DNS Settings
Before you log in to your Namecheap account, log in to your email account first, which contains your GreenGeeks emails. Get the nameservers from your welcome email and copy them onto a notepad. You will need this later.
Now, go to Namecheap and log in to your account. Hover over ‘My Account’ at the upper right corner of your homepage and click on ‘Manage Domains’. Click on the domain name or domain names that you want to point to your GreenGeeks nameserver and click on ‘Transfer DNS to Webhost’. After that, click on the radio button that says ‘Specify Custom DNS Servers’ then at the lower part of the radio button, fill in the fields below with the nameservers that you have copied from your welcome email from GreenGeeks. Click on ‘Save Changes’ and you are done.
After linking your domain name and your web host server with one another, you can now start creating your website through GreenGeeks’ website creator tools. This will enable you to create and manage your website much easily, which is great for beginners and busy webmasters.