WEB Confused as Hell

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  1. nucklearknight

    nucklearknight New Member

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    So I bought a domain (iamalbert.com) from godaddy and I signed up at heliohost.org.
    So I got my domain and my hosting. What the hell do I do now? How do I use heliohost to host my files for my site?
     
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    :ugh:

    Out before I get headache.
     
  3. JcprSeveN

    JcprSeveN Skelaxinn

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  4. Pepsi1975

    Pepsi1975 Mod of the Year

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    i covered alot of it already for you in the godaddy thread
     
  5. fortinet

    fortinet OT Supporter

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    Did you already change the nameservers to point to the new host? It may take 1-2 days at the most for the domain to fully transfer over.

    Are you actually having questions about a specific step? Please specify.
     
  6. kingtoad

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    You're next to worthless. Go back to re-designing image hosting websites.
     
  7. drpepper

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    so obviously you're an expert on everything you start to learn right?
     
  8. Cojones

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    In the sign up email with whatever hosting company you should have gotten your server details. Amongst those server details there should be a nameserver set up for you already, generally it's something along the lines of ns1.hostingcompany.com ns2.hostingcompany.com . Hosting sites like hostgator have thousands of name servers. What you want to do now is go into your domain control panel and look for the name server option, if you signed up using godaddy, I can't do much help without screenshots because i dislike and therefore do not use godaddy. If you signed up through namecheap.com there's a section on the left of the domain management that says "Transfer DNS to webhost" click on it and input your nameserver (ns1.ns2) into the slots available. Depending on how good the hosting company is, and how long they're propagating time is it'll show up eventually. A lot of the time you can just clear your DNS cache and your site will show up after clearing.
     
  9. kingtoad

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    Cojones all up in here with a solution.
     
  10. Cojones

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    Cojones is always up in the pussy. :)
     
  11. nucklearknight

    nucklearknight New Member

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    I know but I was really getting frustrated.

    Heliohost sent me an e-mail but I didn't name their nameservers in it. Does anybody know where I can find them in heliohost?

    Also is Heliohost down? I can't load the page...
    500 error
     
  12. drpepper

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    it seems heliohost offers free hosting. i wouldnt go with someone that offers free webhosting.

    i would suggest www.hawkhost.com as a cheap but reliable alternative.
     
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    nucklearknight New Member

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    Well heliohost was rated as the top free hosting site. Plus I really don't have money to spend on hosting right now.
     
  14. Cojones

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    You're doing it wrong.
     
  15. Pepsi1975

    Pepsi1975 Mod of the Year

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    then truthfully i would wait till you can afford hosting, go somewhere that will do month to month at like $10, i have used godaddy like that before, others should do it also
     
  16. Cojones

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    Point is, if you can't fund your idea and don't have enough confidence in it don't even go through with it. Also if you can't afford $10.00 month you need to stop posting on OT and get a job.
     
  17. Pepsi1975

    Pepsi1975 Mod of the Year

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    have u seen the site?

    right now there is nothing there to fund, it is him messing around, so it is more being afford to host it himself and not making money off of it, because the way it is, i doubt he will make any money off of it
     
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    DnA02 Hey, how YOU doin?! OT Supporter

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    if thats the case..you might wanna look out for a dreamhost deal ~10 bucks for a whole year...cant really complain at that price :)
     
  19. Finest

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    This is just getting better and better! :bowdown: :rofl:
     
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    Pepsi1975 Mod of the Year

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    what? it is a basic site, we have made them all for either school or to figure shit out, it is not something that is made to make money off of
     
  21. nucklearknight

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    Yeah I don't plan to make any money through my site.
    I just got it to be able to test stuff out. I'm learning HTML on my own and I like to play around with it and show my friends. I'm a college student that also runs cross country and I don't think I really have time for a job right now. Not that I want one either.

    Anyways, after much frustration and a short break, I managed to figure it all out. I got my e-mail for the site working and the hosting situation and FTP stuff worked out. :whew:
     
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    Go with surpass hosting... more resources than you will ever need, and its only 6 bux a month on a month 2 month basis

    http://www.surpasshosting.com
     
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    I'll look into that as soon as I start pushing the limit's of my current host.
     
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    Sorry, I was under the assumption that he bought a domain name and subsequent "free" host to try and cash in on the interweb money making machine. Hence the :bowdown: part.
     

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