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How do I change name/dns server in my wordpress blog?

  1. Hi,

    I have a free wordpress blog, and a webhost, But my webhost tells me the following..

    To point your domain to our services, you need to visit your domain registrar (where you registered the domain) and change the name servers associated with your domain to our name servers and also remove any existing name servers that may be associated with your domain. This is a common process at all domain registrars as it is required anytime anyone changed who hosts their website. For specific help on changing the name servers at your domain registrar, go to their site, login and go to the help section. Search for 'changing name servers' or 'changing DNS servers'.

    How do I change the name servers in my wordpress blog?

    The blog I need help with is mydrivingfearstory.wordpress.com.

  2. I have a free wordpress blog, and a webhost
    Is your blog on wordpress.com?

  3. Yes it is..

  4. Please give us a link to the blog, starting with http.

  5. http://mydrivingfearstory.wordpress.com, My outcome is to install wordpress on my desktop, and setting up a blog using this domainname, and my host.

  6. I dont have a domain administration as described in that post with step 2.

    and I didn't registrared a domain name through wordpress. I got it free when I made my blog.

    I'm confused..

  7. A blog on wordpress.com cannot be installed on a desktop. It is hosted on the Internet, at wordpress.com. You can map a wordpress.com to a domain, such that username.wordpress.com turns into just mydomain.com. You need a domain to do that. Do you have domain? And who is your registrar?

  8. Cant I just use username.wordpress.com on my host (000webhost.com) and put files through smartftp to create a webpage?

  9. You can't still use "username.wordpress.com" if you have a host.

    You would need to buy a domain/ use their free sub-domain, get WordPress.ORG, and import your files into your new blog.

    Does this help?

  10. No, sorry. That is not how wordpress.com works. A blog on wordpress.com is hosted on wordpress.com and cannot be accessed via FTP, only via the dashboard when you log in. That is how you edit your blog on wordpress.com.

    If you have a domain you can map that domain to your wordpress.com blog. The blog will still be on wordpress.com but it will have your domain as its address.
    http://support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/map-existing-domain/
    Presuming you have a domain that should be possible with your host.

  11. O I understand it now, Thank you. Do you know where I can get a domain name without a host? (since I already got a host)

  12. You might ask over at WordPress.org, which does support for independently-hosted blogs.

  13. You can get it with your host, allthough that would be prohibitively expensive, unless you plan to host and run your own blog using wordpress.org.

    If you're ok with what wordpress.com offers, there are many places you could get a domain. http://www.godaddy.com is one option, or http://www.pairnic.com, which I am using for one of my domains.

    Domains usually cost around $10/yr.

  14. Well my original plan was just to create a webpage using wordpress. You know, a page that looks like a website in stead of a blog with the sidebar. I watched some tutorials on how to do that. And they basically said you have to install wordpress on your desktop, is this true?

    Can't you make a page inside wordpress with the username.wordpress.com domain name?

  15. This tells you more about wordpress.com
    http://support.wordpress.com/getting-started/

    You can have 'pages' instead of posts on wordpress.com
    http://support.wordpress.com/post-vs-page/
    and you can make a page the front page
    http://support.wordpress.com/pages/front-page/

    As I've said above, you can not install WordPress on your desktop. Even the self-hosted wordpress.org is not installed on your desktop, unless you use your desktop as a server instead of hosting your blog with a host. Most people use a host for that.

  16. you can do that, but nobody but you will be able to read it. You need a Host. Then you need a domain name; that's the address. Without the domain name, nobody can get to it.

    You just want a static PAGE? WP.com is a blogging platform. If you only want one page, you can just add it to a blog here. I think you're getting in way over your head with independent hosting (which costs money).

    read this:

    http://support.wordpress.com/post-vs-page/

    http://support.wordpress.com/pages/

    and watch this video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NN2I1pWXjXI

  17. I can't figure out what you're talking about.

    WordPress.COM is just a free blogging service: you can create pages, posts, make a homepage, etc. You can NOT use your own theme or access FTP.

    I think your looking for WordPress.ORG. If your using 000WebHost, then you can NOT use your "username.wordpress.com" domain. You have to create a new 000WebHost account with their Free Sub-domain, or buy your own domain with a registrant like Name.com.

    If your looking to do that and fully customize your blog, then head over to WordPress.ORG and look at the Docs.

    Do you have any more questions?

  18. Let her watch the video first, ya. Thanks, rain. Bookmarked for later use.

  19. Haha it seems like i'm making everyone crazy. I apologize!

    Yes I understand now that there is a difference between wordpress.com and wordpress.org, and all I wanted to do in the first place is create a page without a sidebar.

    So thank you !

  20. You're welcome. The SIMPLEST way is just to create a blog here, make a static page, and set that as your front page, which you do under Settings->General. Easy. And you already have a WordPress.com ID, so you just need to get a blog.

    I love those Common Craft videos. I use them in virtually every course I teach, because nobody explains things better.

  21. danskprivacynet
    Member

    I notice the issue about finding the domain administration page when trying to remap a domain. when clicking on domains under settings at the right I get the names of my domains only. How do I get to the page to manage my domains (getting a pw and a link to the name servers etc ?

  22. HI I am having one domain name and i want to give it my wordpress blog)which is n wordpress.com).I went to domain in settings and entered my already owned domain name but it is saying me you can register your domain name and asking me for some money per year.I am already having domain name then still i will need to pay for just giving name to that blog.

    How to give domain name to your wordpress.com blog if you already have domain name?

  23. anuragkhode,
    You were on the right track. If you own a domain, then you own that name, nothing else. If you want to map that domain that you own to a certain blog, then you need to pay for it. That's how it works. having blogname.wordpress.com is free, but making blogname.wordpress.com into domain.com costs money.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/map-existing-domain/

  24. mindsetmaster0
    Member

    Hello everybody,
    I read all the above and understand most of them, but since this is the first time I try to create my own website, I'm a little bit confused with all the steeps I should take.
    So I will explain in short my situation then please anyone here tell me what to do:
    I registered a free blog to wordpress.com. As you may know, there I can't use my custom themes etc, I mean I can't have full control.
    Now I want to use a free host (000webhost.com) as my webhost.
    I mean I want to use a free domain (.wordpress.com) with a free host(000webhost.com) so I think I should change the DNS server of my existing domain in wordpress.
    Now is possible to do that? I want to use the .wordpress domain hosted at 000webhost servers. Can I change my DNS server, and if yes, how can I do that?
    Please explain in simple steeps if it is possible or not? Should I upload wordpress files to 000webhost before?
    Note that I created the database, to my host, changed wp-config.php according my database and uploaded wordpress files via FTP from my desktop in 000webhost server root. But since my existing wordpress acound is registered to wordpress servers, I cannot access the files uploaded to my host.
    I appolgise for my ignorance but this is my first time I configure those things myself and I want to learn and to be more famigliar with all those things.
    Thanks for your help, waiting for any response.

  25. I mean I want to use a free domain (.wordpress.com) with a free host(000webhost.com)

    That is not possible. A wordpress.COM blog can only be hosted on wordpress.COM. You map a domain to it, but it will still be hosted with wordpress.COM:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/

    What you want to do is only possible with a wordpress.ORG installation. This explains the difference between COM and ORG:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

  26. mindsetmaster0
    Member

    Hi Husdal, thanks so much for the fast reply.
    I was confused about the diferences betwen wordpress COM and ORG.
    Now I'm clear about that I think :) And since Iyou said that the host in wordpress.COM cannot be changed, I decided to use the domain that 000webhost provides for free and to use it with the free host. I uploaded via FTP and installed wordpress with filezilla.
    Here it is: http://blog4pc.site90.com
    Thanks so much for support.

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