Registered domain name, how to set up DNS and everything else now

Started by ufobm, Nov 21, 2022, 10:38 AM

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I have registered a free domain through freenom, what do I need to do to make my web site work now?
Where to get DNS and where to enter them?
How do I move web site that I made on a WordPress installed in Denver to the domain that is now available?
Please explain how everything works.


I'll probably upset you, but you'll also have to buy a hosting service where you can upload your web site from Denver. From there it will be necessary to take the IP of the server and write it as A record in freenom.
You can, of course, stay in Denver and be your own hosting.
But then you will have to set up a firewall, router, etc. so that you can get to you from the outside, and you will also need to have a static IP. That's when your IP will need to be entered into A freenom record.


You should read about dns servers and ns records. You will need a dns server - usually domain registrars provide free hosting of NS records.
You will also need hosting. Read about hosting services, their types and web servers.

In general, web site cannot be moved to a domain. A domain is just a name, an entry in a large distributed database called DNS. The site runs on a web server (Denver was your local web server), the domain record only points to it.
Read about the topic in Google, wiki, thematic wiki. Ask new questions only when you don't find answers in another way.


Previously, to configure DNS servers to be used by the system, it was enough to enter the addresses of the necessary servers in the /etc/resolv.conf file. But now the entire network configuration in Ubuntu is managed by NetworkManager, and this file is now only a link to the NetworkManager file.

This method still works, but in it you can configure DNS on LiveCD, or before reboot. After the reboot, all the settings will go wrong and you will have to do everything all over again. Therefore, in order for everything to be preserved, you need to perform all actions through the NetworkManager interface.