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DNS or Name Server Information (11 posts)

  1. santascanio
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have an hosting package with domain.com.
    I bought a domain name with them, lucasantaniellojazz.com, and a hosting service.
    domain.com allows you to install wordpress to build the website.
    i am done with building my website, and i want to publish it and have my domain name lucasantaniellojazz.com to be working without the /wordpress tab.

    Domain.com told me they need either DNS or Name server information.
    They will need an 'A' record or a set of nameservers from wordpress.org that i can use to point my domain to wordpress.org servers.

    i was not able to find those info.
    by the way, do you think that is the correct way to do it?

    Please advice

    thanks

  2. Nikki Blight
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    WordPress.org doesn't have anything to do with your domain, nor would you have any reason to point your domain at their servers since your site is not *on* their servers.

    It's your hosting service's nameservers that you need. If you're hosting with domain.com and they're your registrar as well, I have no idea why they'd be asking you for that information (unless they misunderstood your question), since they would presumably know their own nameservers.

    Though http://lucasantaniellojazz.com/wordpress/ appears to already be pointing to your site, which means your domain is already pointing at the correct server. You should need to change anything about your domain. Your site is simply in a subdirectory instead of your hosting account's root directory.

    You can either move the site up a directory, of follow the instructions here to make it work the way you have it set up now:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Giving_WordPress_Its_Own_Directory

  3. santascanio
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thank you Kionae

    which one of the three option would it be?

    1-Moving a Root install to its own directory
    2-Using a pre-existing subdirectory install
    3-Pointing your home site's URL to a subdirectory

    i have consulted beofre this page that you suggested , but the procedure is pretty complicated.
    is it really the only one option i have?

    thanks.

  4. Do this: http://codex.wordpress.org/Giving_WordPress_Its_Own_Directory

    It;s easier, as you've already got WP in the /wordpress folder, and you can skip the parts where you're moving files into here.

  5. santascanio
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Forgive me Ipstenu, i still dont understand which one of the three option i should follow
    1-Moving a Root install to its own directory
    2-Using a pre-existing subdirectory install
    3-Pointing your home site's URL to a subdirectory

    what you mean i can skip the parts wher ei move the parts into here? here where?

    thanks

  6. Using a pre-existing subdirectory install

    That's what you have NOW. http://lucasantaniellojazz.com/wordpress/ is in the folder /wordpress/

    So go to the General panel.

    In the box for Site address (URL): change the address to the root directory's URL: http://lucasantaniellojazz.com

    Click Save Changes. (Do not worry about the error message and do not try to see your blog at this point! You will probably get a message about file not found.)

    Copy (NOT MOVE!) the index.php and .htaccess files from the WordPress directory into the root directory of your site (Blog address). The .htaccess file is invisible, so you may have to set your FTP client to show hidden files. If you are not using pretty permalinks, then you may not have a .htaccess file.

    Open your root directory's index.php file in a text editor

    Change the following and save the file. Change the line that says:
    require('./wp-blog-header.php');
    to the following, using your directory name for the WordPress core files:
    require('./wordpress/wp-blog-header.php');

    Login to the new location. It might now be http://example.com/wordpress/wp-admin/

    If you have set up Permalinks, go to the Permalinks panel and update your Permalink structure. WordPress will automatically update your .htaccess file if it has the appropriate file permissions. If WordPress can't write to your .htaccess file, it will display the new rewrite rules to you, which you should manually copy into your .htaccess file (in the same directory as the main index.php file.)

  7. santascanio
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thank you Ipstenu

    Can you please direct me on where to find the index.php and .htaccess files from the WordPress directory?
    Consequently where is the root directory of my site (Blog address)?

    After i change my root directory index.php file into text editor and save the file what do i do with it? insert it back to the directory?

    I am at a pretty basic level , but with your explanations and a bit of patience i think i can do it.

    Thank you

  8. Can you please direct me on where to find the index.php and .htaccess files from the WordPress directory?

    Do you know how to FTP into your server?

    If you can't do that, you're not going to be able to do the rest, so check with your webhost for directions on how to do that.

  9. santascanio
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yes i can ftp into my server, i have a direct access to c-panel and host administration.
    Is the wordpress directory you are talking about
    located into my webhost admin panel or into wordpress admin panel?

  10. firebladex
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Its webhost admin panel.

    If its too complicated for you, you may just install a fresh copy of wordpress into your root directory:

    http://lucasantaniellojazz.com

    Just Don't install into a folder like this:

    http://lucasantaniellojazz.com/wordpress/

    Then transfer your contents in a manual way, or use the wordpress export & import function.

  11. santascanio already has it in a folder called 'WordPress'

    And YES, I'm talking about the /wordpress/ directory. That is your 'WordPress Directory'

    So re-read this:

    So go to the General panel.

    In the box for Site address (URL): change the address to the root directory's URL: http://lucasantaniellojazz.com

    Click Save Changes. (Do not worry about the error message and do not try to see your blog at this point! You will probably get a message about file not found.)

    Copy (NOT MOVE!) the index.php and .htaccess files from the WordPress directory into the root directory of your site (Blog address). The .htaccess file is invisible, so you may have to set your FTP client to show hidden files. If you are not using pretty permalinks, then you may not have a .htaccess file.

    Open your root directory's index.php file in a text editor

    Change the following and save the file. Change the line that says:
    require('./wp-blog-header.php');
    to the following, using your directory name for the WordPress core files:
    require('./wordpress/wp-blog-header.php');

    Login to http://lucasantaniellojazz.com/wordpress/wp-admin/

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