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switching my DNS server to my existing wordpress without losing my existing blog (7 posts)

  1. lbfightsms
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I already have a website http://www.lisabachrach.com registered through Go Daddy, it points to my existing account on word press and my blog there where I have a dashboard with all of the normal set up options. My go daddy account shows that my 'name server' is Nameservers: (Last update 1/27/2011)
    NS11.IXWEBHOSTING.COM
    NS12.IXWEBHOSTING.COM

    How do I switch this to stop pointing to this host to then go to my wordpress blog, to going straight from my go daddy domain name of lisabachrach.com right to my existing wordpress blog without losing anything that has been already built and established on my account?

    I also need to remove the co-administrator as he is the 'host' that is shown above, I do not know how to host and don't feel I need a 'host' per say, I just need to continue blogging on my page as it's already set up. Can that be done and keep my lisabachrach.com at the top of the page when people search it yet it goes to word press?

  2. Harry
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    lbfightsms,

    Leave the Nameservers ALONE. Do not try and update these, as I'm not sure you fully understand their purpose.

    They are required to link your domain name to your hosting. They are correct, don't touch them. .

    If you have issues with your domain name, contact your hosting. This is a non-Wordpress issue.

    Regards,
    Har

  3. lbfightsms
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    It is the person who is my host that I want to remove and the information that I gave you points to him as he is hosting me so yes I do know that I can't touch it. Is there a way for word press to be my host and have my domain point to word press as well as them be my host? Maybe I wasn't making my question clear? I know that there are people who purchase a domain name through word press or through Go Daddy and then it points to word press. I bought my domain name through go daddy, then set up a word press account then had my domain point to the name server which redirected it to my wordpress blog through the host, which is someone pesonal who hosts sites. I no longer want 'him' to host me. I would like to have my domain name, my lisabachrach.com domain name to still go to my already built wordpress site but have wordpress host it? is that possible without having to rebuild and buy a new domain name? Was that more clear?

  4. Harry
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Do you want to move to a WordPress.com hosted blog?

    Follow the guide below.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/moving-a-blog/#moving-from-wordpress-org

    Does that help?

  5. Harry
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    You will need to copy over your content, and your theme, and then get GoDaddy to re-point your domain to your newly hosted WordPress.com blog. You'll need to raise a support ticket with them for this.

  6. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I do not know how to host and don't feel I need a 'host' per say, I just need to continue blogging on my page as it's already set up.

    I'm not entirely sure you know what a "host" is here...

    A web host is somebody that provides a web server for you to put your site on. You need to have a computer running somewhere, connected to the internet 24/7, with memory and disk space and a fast internet connection and so forth. The "host" is the place where your site exists.

    A blog doesn't exist independent of a computer system. It's running on a system somewhere. So yes, you do need a "host" that controls where your site exists. Now, you can be your own host, but this is problematic. It's not like your laptop on a cable modem or something.

    So if you want to move your site to a new hosting service, like DreamHost or GoDaddy or whatever, then yes, you do need to actually move the site. The files have to move. The database has to move. All the things that actually make your site *exist* have to live in a new place. And yes, you'll probably have to pay that new host money too.

    You can't just point it elsewhere and have things magically work. The world of the internet is technical, full of technical things, and you will have to actually transfer stuff in technical ways to move a site from one place of residence to another.

    I would like to have my domain name, my lisabachrach.com domain name to still go to my already built wordpress site but have wordpress host it?

    WordPress is a piece of software. We don't "host" sites. Your site doesn't exist on our servers, it exists on your host's servers. WordPress is just the software running on that server.

    Yes, you can move your site from one host to another host. But you have to actually do that.

  7. carolaallen
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi I moved my site from Yahoo to Blue Host but periodically when I publish to the Internet yesterday and today I get a Blue Host holding page for the site (I presume it was used until I started work on WP). After a couple of refreshes I get WP back again. What can I do to stop this from happening please?

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