Can Bluehost web hosting be used to build a website if I bought the domain name at Register.com?

Can Bluehost web hosting be used to build a website if I bought the domain name at Register.com?

Question: Can Bluehost web hosting be used to build a website if I bought the domain name at Register.com?

Answer: Yes, this is possible. And to be able to do this, you need to link the two with one another. This way, your Register.com domain name will point to your Bluehost web hosting, which will make your website accessible to Internet users.

Instructions: Linking your Register.com domain name and your Bluehost web hosting is not really that hard. Even if you are not that familiar with cPanel and DNS settings, you can do this just by following the instructions below.

Linking Register.com Domain Name and Bluehost Web Hosting

Before you log in to your Bluehost and Register.com accounts, open your email account that you have used to sign up on Bluehost and get your nameservers. You will need this later on. Open your welcome email and copy the two nameservers on a notepad. Then, proceed by logging in to your Bluehost account.

  • Adding Your Domain to Your Web Hosting

Once you are logged in to your cPanel, you need to look for the ‘Domains’ category. Then click on the ‘Addon Domains’ icon. In the form on the page, provide your domain name, your preferred ftp username, your preferred root directory where your website files will be saved and your preferred password. Remember to enter your password on both password fields.

After filling up the form, copy all of the information that you have entered on the fields and paste them on a notepad. Keep this file on a safe and accessible place just to be sure that you have a backup of your ftp login details. Then, click on the ‘Add Domain’ button to finish the task.

  • Changing Your Domain Name DNS Settings

Now, log in to your Register.com account. Remember to keep your copy of nameservers, which you got from your Bluehost welcome email, handy to make this process faster.

After logging in, click the domain name that you want to modify. Look for the existing nameservers on your domain name by scrolling down the page. Once you see the nameservers, enter your two nameservers on the empty fields at the right side of the existing nameservers. These two will override the existing nameservers so that your domain name will point to your Bluehost web host server.

After providing the two nameservers from your notepad, click the ‘Continue’ button. Read the confirmation page that will be shown to make sure that you are editing the right domain name. Then, hit the ‘Continue’ button again to finish the process.

Once the process has been done, you need to wait for 24-48 hours. This is the time the domain name will take to propagate the changes in the DNS settings. After successfully accessing your domain name after 24-48 hours, you can start uploading your website files on your Bluehost account and see if your website will work properly. Once your website is accessible through your domain name, you can start enhancing your site before launching it on the Net.

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