How do I point a GoDaddy purchased domain name to Lunarpages web hosting to create a website?
How do I point a GoDaddy purchased domain name to Lunarpages web hosting to create a website? GoDaddy domain customers would likely ask this question if they decide to host their domain name that they bought from GoDaddy somewhere else. Lunarpages is a great web hosting provider so it is ideal to host your domain on it. Thus, knowing how to point your GoDaddy domain name to your Lunarpages web hosting would be a good idea.
Follow the instructions below to know how you can point your GoDaddy domain name to your web hosting, which is provided by a different company such as Lunarpages.
Pointing Your GoDaddy Domain to Your Lunarpages Hosting
Before you can point your domain name to your web hosting, you should first add your domain name to your server. This way, you will be able to have a root folder for your new GoDaddy domain name. This will enable you to upload your files for your website.
- Adding Your Domain to Your Server
To add your domain to your server, you need to log in to your Lunarpages account. There are three ways to log in to Lunarpages: through the cPanel, Plesk control panel and LunarPanel control panel or LPCP.
Whichever you choose from the three methods mentioned above, you have to look for the ‘Addon Domain’ icon on your control panel then add the domain name, your chosen ftp username and password. On cPanel, you will need to add a root directory name, while on LPCP, your ftp username will be your root directory name so no need to provide one.
Just hit the ‘Add Domain’ after entering all the necessary information and you are done. You can now point your GoDaddy domain name to your Lunarpages web hosting by logging in to your account and following the steps below.
- Pointing Your Domain to Your Server
After logging in to your GoDaddy account, look for the ‘Domains’ category. Press the ‘Launch’ button then choose the domain name that you want to point to your recently configured web hosting account. Look for the ‘Nameservers’ menu. In there, choose ‘Manage’ then select ‘Custom’ on the ‘Setup Type’.
Press ‘Add Nameservers’ then provide your two nameservers, which you will find on your Lunarpages account. It’s located in the ‘Customer Account Page’. After entering both the nameservers, hit the ‘Save’ button to finish the task.
After pointing your GoDaddy domain name to your Lunarpages web hosting, wait for at least 24 hours for the propagation to take effect. You can contact the support team of GoDaddy if your domain name still doesn’t point to your Lunarpages web hosting after two days. They will be able to help you determine the problem and help you correct it by giving you instructions.
Keep in mind to protect your GoDaddy and Lunarpages login information as this will be your way in managing your website. Make sure that no one else can access them as this may lead to other parties editing your account without your knowledge, which could ruin your website.