Connecting my website to BlueHost

Connecting your website domain to work with BlueHost. Updating your DNS Host records or nameservers, so your domain will work with - BlueHost

Connecting my website to BlueHost


Change your DNS Host records or nameservers, so your domain will work with -  BlueHost


What are we referring to when we say, your domain’?

When we reference ‘your domain’ we mean your website i.e. www.mywebsite.com


What is DNS?

DNS (Domain Name System) is a large group of servers that holds the information for where to find domains. (i.e. if your domain is your phone number, DNS is the phone book that can find your domain and everyone else’s.


What is a nameserver?

Nameservers tell the internet where to find each domain/web address

 

Why would I need to change my website provider?

The main reason for this is that you are updating your website service provider.


What are ‘Host Records’?

Host records are the mapping that allows you to point your domain to a website.

Your new hosting provider should have provided you with this information.



What I will need before I begin to connect my domain to a website service provider

  • your login information for your third-party domain provider account
  • your domain provider's requirements


*Please note, while the process is quick, it does typically take 30-45 minutes for the data to propagate.  However, depending on your domain and web host provider it could take up to 48 hours to complete.










When you’re ready to connect your domain to your website you have 2 options

 Option 1: Update your DNS Host Records


Access your domain dashboard by using the following link and then clicking on manage domain

https://orders.bizee.com/dashboard/domain-and-email/manage


1). Click "Manage Domain"

 

It will open up the domain dashboard in a new window.   It might ask you for a username and password, in the event that it does, just close the window and hit the manage domain button again.

 

2) Click on your domain name

  

3) Click "Host Records" 


 

4) Update your hostname, record type, and address information to match what your  website provider has given you and click ‘DONE’, 


*Remember, these changes could take up to 48 hours to propagate.




Option 2: Update Nameservers

Access your domain dashboard by using the following link and then clicking on manage domain https://orders.bizee.com/dashboard/domain-and-email/manage

1). Click "Manage Domain"

It will open up the domain dashboard in a new window.   It might ask you for a username and password, in the event that it does, just close the window and hit the manage domain button again.


2) Click on your domain name

 

3) click on "Nameservers"

4) Update Entry, enter the nameservers provided by your website host, and then click confirm, 


For BlueHost, unless they provided you with a different list when you created your account, your nameservers will be:


  • ns1.bluehost.com
  • ns2.bluehost.com

*Remember, these changes could take up to 48 hours to propagate.


If you need more information visit Blue Host Domain Connection FAQ
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