To make the website live, a web hosting package and a domain name is required. The domain and the hosting package can be registered from the same service provider. You can register the domain name of your choice like .com, .net, .org, .in, .co.in etc. Once you register the domain and the hosting package you need to complete the below listed three easy steps to make the website live for all the internet users.
Three easy steps to make the website live:-
- Upload all your website data on the hosting server using FTP client like WSFTP or FileZilla. The FTP details will be provided by the hosting provider.
- Update the DNS record of the domain so that it resolves from the server where you have uploaded the website data. You will get the DNS details from the hosting provider. The format of the name servers is like – ns1.xyzdomain.com and ns2.xyzdomain.com. After updating the name servers it takes around 24 – 48 Hours for the domain to resolve globally.
- After uploading the website data on the server and updating the DNS records, if your website is accessible to others but not working on your machine contact your service provider and check if your IP address is blocked in the server firewall. For security reasons, the server blocks the IP address if invalid FTP/Control panel log in attempts are made.
These are the basic steps to make the web site live on the web. If the website encounters any error contact the hosting provider immediately. If you are using MilesWeb web hosting service then contact our support team via 24/7 live chat, email or phone.