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How do I set up my Website?

By on Feb 11, 2012 in Tutor Me | 0 comments

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This is the most important step for success!

In order to have a successful website, you need to know how to set it up!  This tutorial includes:

  • Setting up your account
  • Pointing your domain name to your website

Things you need to do:

Setup your free website account!

This is very easy to do.  Simply create a username and enter your email address on the registration page.  Make sure the “Gimme a site!” radio button is marked and click. “Next”.

Your, “Site Domain” is what you want your webiste domain name to be with out the .com, .org, .edu etc.  For example, our site name would be greenloris.

“Site Title” is what you want your site called.  For our  site it would be, Green Loris.  Pretty simple, eh?

Site Privacy? Well, if you want people to visit your site, you wan’t, “Yes”.  Don’t worry though, either way, you can change this later.

PRO SITE offers you some added benefits, but you don’t need to worry about signing up now because you will start out with a free account trial!

In order to keep Cylons from registering their own websites, answer the Human Verification question.

CONGRATULATIONS! Now just check your email for you login information and you are ready to start building your website!

Register a domain name.

I really like GoDaddy for domain name registration.  Their system is very user friendly and they are very competitively priced.

Point your domain to your new site!

Now that you have your domain and you have your website, you need to link the two together!  In order to do that, you will need to add this IP Address : 174.122.107.168 to your new domain’s A Record.  If you are not sure how to do that, contact the registrar’s help.

After that, go to your login area, click Tools, Domain Mapping, and enter you domain.com in the space provided!  Give it an hour or so to propagate and you are all set!

 

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