Is it possible to buy a domain name at Register.com, but then use Lunarpages to create my website?
Is it possible to buy a domain name at Register.com, but then use Lunarpages to create my website? Yes, it is possible, and it is also fairly simple to do. There are no tricks and shortcuts needed for this as this is very easy and requires no coding knowledge. Also, even if Lunarpages uses three kinds of control panel, you will find this process easy to understand and remember.
The instructions in here will tackle the LPCP control panel of Lunarpages. Because this control panel is used only by Lunarpages, you might find it hard to look for tutorials using LPCP. Thus, this will cover the instructions on the said control panel.
Linking Your Register.com Domain Name to Your Lunarpages Web Hosting
You only need to log in to your Register.com account and your Lunarpages account. You might want to try the LPCP control panel as this will be the one covered in the tutorial. Also, you would need to copy the nameservers on your welcome email from Lunarpages. Copy those on a notepad to make them easily accessible later.
After logging in to your LPCP control panel, click the ‘Addon Domains’. That would be located under the ‘Domain’ category. On the ‘Addon DomainManager’ select the ‘Add New’ link. The link will be on the top right corner of the page.
A page with a form will appear. Provide all the necessary information such as the domain name that you want to use. You will also have to provide your preferred ftp username and root name in the same field. This is because the ftp username that you will provide will automatically be the name of your root folder. The root folder will be the folder on your server that will have all the contents of your website. This will be the folder where you should upload your webpages and other files to make them available on your website. Also, provide your preferred password twice.
After filling up the form, hit the ‘Go’ button.
After adding your domain name to your web hosting, you can now edit your domain name’s DNS settings so that it will point to your server. This will enable your visitors to view and access your website.
Once you have logged in to your Register.com account, select the domain name that you want to point to your Lunarpages web hosting. Scroll down a bit to see the existing nameservers of your domain name. Open your notepad where you saved your nameservers from your Lunarpages welcome email then enter them on the first two fields on the right side of the existing nameservers.
Press the ‘Continue’ button after entering the nameservers than read the confirmation page. After that, press the ‘Continue’ button again and you are done.
Wait for at least 24 hours for the propagation to take effect. Once your domain name points to your server, you can now start uploading your files and launching your new website.