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Installing WP on BlueHost with Domain.com domain (6 posts)

  1. Consignatia
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have problems loading up the WP blog.
    I have BlueHost as server and I also have a domain name from Domain.com.
    I can get to the place where BlueHosts offers me the option of opening the WP blog, I clic on a link but it opens a page where it says, "This is a future home page"
    and I don't know what to do with that to get to WP page.

    Any idea of what can I do?

  2. michael.mariart
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    There's two possible issues that I can think of. Both are easy fixes.

    Firstly, maybe your domain name hasn't propegated to point to your hosting server yet. This is normally pretty fast (30-60 minutes) but in some cases it can take 48 hours (sometimes even longer). If that's the case you'll just need to do a bit of waiting. Be patient and it will update.

    If the holding page is the one from your hosting company then you will need to go onto your hosting server using FTP (or a file manager if your control panel offers that). When you get to the main www root of your site (normally a folder called 'public_html' or 'www' or something like that) you'll find a file called index.html or index.htm as well as index.php from WordPress. When you find that delete any index.html file and leave only the index.php file. When there's an index.html file the server will look for that before the index.php file, so the home page of your WordPress site won't get found while that file is still there.

  3. Consignatia
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks.
    a. I have this pages for longer than days, so it's not issue #1.
    b. Issue Two

    Hosting company?
    Sorry for the silly question:
    1) is this hosting company domain. com? I have my domain name with them
    2) is it BlueHost?

    Thanks,

  4. michael.mariart
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The hosting company is the one that you purchaed the hosting account from, so in this caes it would be Blue Host.

    Just as a quick note on issue one... Have you updated the nameservers for your domain name to point to the new server? Only asking because I've forgotten that myself a few times and wondered why things weren't updating.

  5. BH_WP_Guru
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I would guess the same thing. You probably have not yet pointed your domain name to Bluehost from domain.com
    That message of "This is a future home page" does not sound like something that Bluehost uses.

  6. bhpress
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You can always do a lookup on your domain to see where it is pointed. You can go to http://network-tools.com. Click on DNS Records on the left, then put your domain in the box that is on the left. Once you search it will tell you your name servers. Bluehosts name servers are ns1.bluehost.com and ns2.bluehost.com. If you give us the domain I can try and visit it so I can see what you are seeing.

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