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How to assign domain name?!?!? (7 posts)

  1. pdoransdesign
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    So, I have set up my computer to be a local host, and I have built a website which is at http://localhost/8888 but that only opens when I launch MAMP. So I have built my site using a child theme and now I want to launch it.

    How do I assign my domain to my site?

    Thanks!

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Have you purchased hosting space? Have you registered a domain name?

  3. pdoransdesign
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I was under the impression I could host my website myself using MAMP and setting my computer up as a local host. Does this mean I can't and I need a hosting package as well as domain? I have registered a domain yes.

    Thanks for your speedy reply

  4. pdoransdesign
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    This is not resolved, I dont know why it says it is :(

  5. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hosting your own server at home is not an easy task and I wouldn't recommend it unless you have some experience of server administration.

  6. pdoransdesign
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Can you suggest any resources to learn this? surely it would save me money as I wouldn't need to pay for hosting - am I right in thinking this?

  7. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'd suggest you start looking around some general server hosting forums. The amount of ongoing work that is involved is significant and it's certainly not something for a beginner.

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