How do I link my domain name to my hosting?

A domain name and a hosting are essential parts of a website. But it is not necessary that you purchase both products from the same provider.
The guidelines below help you to link the domain name to the hosting, whether you purchase it from Combell or not.

Also read : How do you link your domain name to a mailbox?

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Link a Combell hosting to your domain name

You can link a domain name to your hosting in different ways.

  1. Couple with your order
    You order a hosting package from Combell and you specify the domain name during the ordering process. If the domain name is elsewhere, we will ask you to change the A-records of that domain name to the IP address of your hosting package.
    You can find the IP address in the overview of your hosting package: go to “My products”> “Web hosting”> “Manage hosting” in the control panel.
  2. Link as an extra domain name for your website
    You add the domain name to your hosting / website as an extra domain name afterwards. We call this an alias domain name.
    Read how to add an alias domain name
  3. Link as a separate website
    You add the domain name as a separate website afterwards. You can do this by creating a subsite on your hosting package with the chosen domain name.
    Read how to create a subsite

Link your domain name to a hosting from another provider

Depending on how the provider’s system works, there are 2 options:

  1. Change
    name servers of your domain name Set the name servers of your hosting provider for your domain name.
    Read how to change the name servers via the control panel
  2. Changing the A-records of your domain name
    Create A-records for your domain name (with and without the www in front) that refer to the IP address of your hosting package with the other provider. You can usually look up that IP address via the control panel of your hosting provider.
    Read how to adjust the A records
Updated on 8 March 2020

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