Ryan Guy dijo:
So I gave several blog posts a read...and I still think I am going to stick with DreamHost.
You might have to wait a little while before you can start using your hosting account. Don't worry if you do, you can always come back to this task later on.
Now you just have to wait for up to 24 hours ( although it's normally a lot sooner than that) for the DNS information for your domain to propagate across the internet. When everything is done, your hosting account should now be available by typing http://yourdomain.com into your web browser.
LIke Erica, I took care of both the hosting and the domain name by upgrading a wordpress blog. That feels like cheating to me somehow.
Any advice about how to learn what this challenge is teaching without paying for different hosting/domains elsewhere?
As the poster just below me said, the company often makes it as easy as possible to set up on your behalf.
The only pain is when you're trying to create a website with a new company -- for instance, if you had a colleague who created a site using FrontPage for Mac, and then you decided to create a Wix site to replace his or her lame version of a website, but you wanted to maintain the domain name and have it point to YOUR awesome new website and not his or her lame one anymore -- then you need to make sure that the colleague who originally purchased this domain name sets up the DLN on their end to point to YOUR new website so that whenever anyone attempts to type the domain name in, they're going to get your awesome site and not the lame one. Make sense?
Typed from prior experience, as if you couldn't tell ;)
My portfolio site, www.ericaeducator.com was easy to set up because I upgraded to the Wordpress.com business package and they had me click which address I wanted to make as the primary and the rest was done for me! Perfection!
Since I didn't want to register a fully commercial domain at the moment, I just decided to use a free one offered by the host I used which is 000webhost.com and my current domain name is www.simpledeveloper.co.nf which is still propagating before it is live. Please check out a blog post I created today on web hosting and all the little details that go into such.
Please drop by and remember to leave a link to your blog so I can check it out soon! Let us connect and we could be great friends
Thanks to having registered a domain with my hosting company (Bluehost) years ago, moving my P2PU blog over to that location was super simple. My P2PU journal blog, The Visitor now resides at the following web address: http://www.preclectic.com/visitor/--right next door to my other blog, Preclectic.
I'd be delighted for all of my P2PU peers to drop by and take a look at either blog.
Hi, I stopped by your awesome blog and I think you are doing a fantastic job following up with the project or challenge rather.
Please check out mine here and let us connect.
Thanks again and remember to leave a link to yours so I can check it out further