DNS Settings

Your hosting company will provide you with a primary and secondary Domain Name Server (DNS).

A DNS translates domain names into IP addresses. Because domain names are alphabetic, they're easier to remember and make more sense than a set of numbers. Every time you use a domain name, therefore, a DNS service must translate the name into the corresponding IP address. For example, the domain name www.your-site.com might translate to 187.210.24.84.

The DNS system is a network of servers. If one DNS server doesn't know how to translate a particular domain name, it asks another one, and so on, until the correct IP address is returned.

In order for your domain to point to your web host, you will have to copy the DNS information from your web host, and change it add it to the DNS settings of your Domain that you purchased. For example if you purchased a domain from goDaddy.com, you would have to go into your DNS settings and update the DNS info.

It usually takes about 2 days to resolve your URL (DNS network to be able to translate your domain), and your site to display on the Internet under your domain name.

For example, if you are using WA Hosting, these are the DNS settings that you will want to use:

Primary: NS1.MYWAHOSTING.COM
Secondary: NS2.MYWAHOSTING.COM

You updated these DNS settings wherever you have purchased your domain from (1&1, NameCheap or GoDaddy). This will link your domain up with WA Hosting.



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