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mapping to godaddy (7 posts)

  1. camstock
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am having trouble mapping my wordpress site to point to my domain name and hosting at godaddy.com.

    I have set the godaddy nameservers to point to wordpress. I sent it on Friday and it is Wednesday and my site (the original one I built years ago as well as the new wordpress one) still can not be found.

    I am now well confused. I accept that this is OE and bow to the wisdom who can guide me out of the woods.

    Humbly,
    camstock

  2. pete_398
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Have you got a link to the site ?

  3. camstock
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks for the response. site: http://www.camstock.net/

    wordpress site: http://camstock.net/wordpress/

  4. pete_398
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The DNS side of things is not setup properly. It seems that site is "parked". Try http://centralops.net/co/DomainDossier.aspx , and enter your domain name

    You can see the PTR record, I don't think that should be there. Is there any free support with GoDaddy, to help sort out the DNS side of things

  5. camstock
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks so much. Since I posted this, I redirected the dns back to godaddy (since I couldn't use my wordpress dashboard). I accidently must have hit to button to park it rather than connect it back to the hosting. So that is being addressed.

    Meanwhile, I've been thinking, once the domain name and hosting are connected, couldn't I just forward the domain to the folder that the wordpress database is in?

    I appreciate anybody who is taking the time to read and comment on this problem!

  6. pete_398
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm 99% sure that the whole DNS side of things can only ever point to an IP address. Any 'redirection' to a specific folder on the site, needs to be done at the site, like Apache in .htaccess

    Putting up a link at http://www.camstock.net/ to point to http://www.camstock.net/wordpress may be all you need, or modify .htaccess to ensure every request for http://www.camstock.net/ goes to http://www.camstock.net/wordpress. Depends what your needs are.

  7. camstock
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Pete, that covers it. Thanks!

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