What are nameservers?

What are nameservers?

What are nameservers and when do you need it?

A nameserver is a computer that is permanently connected to the Internet and translates domain names into IP addresses. This makes it possible for you to enter a domain name like wphostee.com instead of the IP address. Domain names are much easier to type and remember. There are usually two to three nameservers that handle these requests. You should have received this information in the welcome email that was sent to you after you purchased your domain and hosting.

The WpHostee.com nameservers are:

ns1.wphostee.com
ns2.wphostee.com

If you can’t find this information, contact us or search through your support docs or emails sent when you purchased your web hosting plan.

How to change the nameservers

Chaging the nameservers to another webhost may take less than an hour and up to 48 hours for the DNS changes to propagate worldwide, meaning you might have to wait a little bit before your website is up and running. Once it propagates, you don’t have to do this process again. In some hosting services, instead of choosing an option like wphostee.com web hosting DNS in our drop down, you would type in the actual name server. The DNS one and DNS two shown above. So just to reiterate, the general concepts for setting up your account is the same, but the user interface and the exact steps may vary a little bit depending on which hosting or domain registrar you go with.

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