Got a domain, how do I set it up with byethost?

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How do I get it to show up when I load the ftp client such as filezilla so I can then load wordpress into it?
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  • Profile picture of the author rosetrees
    Many hosts offer automatic installation via cpanel or your online user area.

    If not, Wordpress have step by step instructions here Installing WordPress « WordPress Codex
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  • Profile picture of the author Adie
    Bythost servers are blocked by google so my advise is to get other free hosts like x10 hosting or hostbluecow....
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    • Profile picture of the author Paleochora
      Originally Posted by Adie View Post

      Bythost servers are blocked by google so my advise is to get other free hosts like x10 hosting or hostbluecow....
      Complete tosh.

      I have sites ranking #1, page #1 for main keywords...all on Byethost (paid hosting). Have done for ages.

      Also I have some blogs on the free Byethost servers also ranking high, so that works too.

      So, Adie, how do you explain that?

      To answer the OP. First set your new domain nameservers to those provided by Byethost (do this in your domain name account wherever you registered and paid for them)

      Then, head over to your Byethost CPanel and choose 'Add-on domain'. Set up the domain name there...just follow the easy instructions.

      Then delve into CPanel again and go to Fantastico installer. Follow the instructions to install the Wordpress platform on your domain name.

      Wait for a while for the DNS to resolve around the world and you are good to go.
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  • Profile picture of the author steadypay
    What do you mean they are blocked by google? Many people on here have recommended byethost to me as a good free host to use...
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  • Profile picture of the author Adie
    google webmaster tool does not index my blogs that are hosted under bytehost and byteact... just a personal experience...
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    • Profile picture of the author catchingeye
      Originally Posted by Adie View Post

      google webmaster tool does not index my blogs that are hosted under bytehost and byteact... just a personal experience...
      Just FYI, blogs & sites hosted on Byethost FREE network have absolutely no problem in getting indexed in Google. In your case, Google does not index every site & blog OR it may take sometime before it gets indexed.

      Hope it helped.

      Regards.
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      • Profile picture of the author Sandor Verebi
        Originally Posted by catchingeye View Post

        Just FYI, blogs & sites hosted on Byethost FREE network have absolutely no problem in getting indexed in Google. In your case, Google does not index every site & blog OR it may take sometime before it gets indexed.

        Hope it helped.

        Regards.
        It may helps to be indexed it sooner if you submit your site to Digg. The big G appreciate that and your site will be indexed earlier, at last experiences show.

        All the best,

        Sandor
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    • Profile picture of the author dlink
      Originally Posted by Adie View Post

      Bythost servers are blocked by google so my advise is to get other free hosts like x10 hosting or hostbluecow....
      Originally Posted by Adie View Post

      google webmaster tool does not index my blogs that are hosted under bytehost and byteact... just a personal experience...
      Bythost servers are NOT blocked by Google, this is nonsense.

      How do I know? Well, earlier this month I decided to do a test on using free domains and free hosting using byethost to see if this so-called claim that some people make that you can't get indexed in Google had any truth to it. I don't know why I did this test actually, possibly out of boredom and just plain curiosity. Long story short..you CAN get indexed, it has nothing to do with using free hosting, or a free domain.

      Image Proof 1: 4 urls indexed using free co.cc domain
      Image Proof 2: I was able to do this in 7 days
      Image Proof 3: Just a look inside this particular byethost account (with my name)

      Now that that's answered.

      Login to filezilla using the byethost settings you should have saved that they provide in pdf format, because it has all your information you need.

      I recommend you add your ftp login to the Site Manager, so you don't have to keep typing it in all the type to login to your hosting. To do this, go to File > Site Manager.

      Now, a window will open, and you will need to enter your FTP information. If the boxes are greyed out, click New Site, then where it says Host you put your FTP Server, which should be something like ftp.byethost#.com. Where it says user and password in Filezilla, you use the FTP username and FTP password.

      Now, I'm going to guess you already have the Wordpress files downloaded.

      So, the next step is to open the Wordpress folder that contains all the downloaded files, and drag them into the main folder of your site. The folder and files should be extracted. Ok, so if your site is called yoursite.com, drag and drop all the files into this folder. It'll take a few minutes to transfer everything over.

      If you haven't added your domain to byethost, and configured the nameservers you need to do that too.

      To do this, under Domains when you're logged into your byethost account, add your domain name. Your namesever links are also listed on this same page.

      Now, to get the Wordpress to show up on the web, you need to configure your nameservers. Byethost has 5 nameservers that you need to add when you login to wherever you got your domain from. There should be a nameservers area, and all you need to do is copy and paste all of the nameserver links that were listed on your Domains page of byethost.

      I hope this helps, I typed it all in a bit of a rush.
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      • Profile picture of the author steadypay
        Originally Posted by dlink View Post

        Bythost servers are NOT blocked by Google, this is nonsense.

        How do I know? Well, earlier this month I decided to do a test on using free domains and free hosting using byethost to see if this so-called claim that some people make that you can't get indexed in Google had any truth to it. I don't know why I did this test actually, possibly out of boredom and just plain curiosity. Long story short..you CAN get indexed, it has nothing to do with using free hosting, or a free domain.

        Image Proof 1: 4 urls indexed using free co.cc domain
        Image Proof 2: I was able to do this in 7 days
        Image Proof 3: Just a look inside this particular byethost account (with my name)

        Now that that's answered.

        Login to filezilla using the byethost settings you should have saved that they provide in pdf format, because it has all your information you need.

        I recommend you add your ftp login to the Site Manager, so you don't have to keep typing it in all the type to login to your hosting. To do this, go to File > Site Manager.

        Now, a window will open, and you will need to enter your FTP information. If the boxes are greyed out, click New Site, then where it says Host you put your FTP Server, which should be something like ftp.byethost#.com. Where it says user and password in Filezilla, you use the FTP username and FTP password.

        Now, I'm going to guess you already have the Wordpress files downloaded.

        So, the next step is to open the Wordpress folder that contains all the downloaded files, and drag them into the main folder of your site. The folder and files should be extracted. Ok, so if your site is called yoursite.com, drag and drop all the files into this folder. It'll take a few minutes to transfer everything over.

        If you haven't added your domain to byethost, and configured the nameservers you need to do that too.

        To do this, under Domains when you're logged into your byethost account, add your domain name. Your namesever links are also listed on this same page.

        Now, to get the Wordpress to show up on the web, you need to configure your nameservers. Byethost has 5 nameservers that you need to add when you login to wherever you got your domain from. There should be a nameservers area, and all you need to do is copy and paste all of the nameserver links that were listed on your Domains page of byethost.

        I hope this helps, I typed it all in a bit of a rush.

        Ok so I was following your instructions here and am at the bit about domains (haven't uploaded wordpress yet as I gotta do the domain thing 1st).

        I'm logged into filezilla but I don't see anything that says domains. I'm presuming it's the right hand box but how do I add my domain to it?
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        • Profile picture of the author paulie888
          Originally Posted by steadypay View Post

          Ok so I was following your instructions here and am at the bit about domains (haven't uploaded wordpress yet as I gotta do the domain thing 1st).

          I'm logged into filezilla but I don't see anything that says domains. I'm presuming it's the right hand box but how do I add my domain to it?
          You don't do this via FTP (filezilla, in your case). You add the domain name via your host's cPanel interface. You cannot add domains via FTP.
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  • Profile picture of the author waken
    Yes, you don't need FTP to install Wordpress. You can install it directly from your cpanel. Just look for Fantastisco within your cpanel and specify the location where you wanted Wordpress to be installed.
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  • Profile picture of the author steadypay
    Ok, just figured that out myself .

    Did a quick google search.

    I'm so spoilt with good info on this site I forget to do that lately .
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  • Profile picture of the author BloggerSpeed
    I use this free hosting for several niche sites and they are doing fine... but I have a friend whose blog is suspended by byethost... I don't really understand why... but I think if it's free we can't complain much....
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  • Profile picture of the author BloggingPro
    I use premium Byet Hosting and have the unlimited plan.

    They are not being blocked by Google. Hell one of my sites new articles gets spidered mere minutes after I post.

    Again there servers are not blocked by Google. I love their service and would hate for them to be slammed like this in a public forum.
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  • Profile picture of the author iamankit
    What are the nameservers for free hostings. I unable to locate it.
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    • Profile picture of the author mikel0004
      Hi Guys sorry to bump this thread but my question is about byethost... i recently registered as a free host member in byethost and im planning to upgrade my plan to premium hosting... my problem is the domain name, i want to retain my domain name given by byethost because this is already indexed in google and have some visitors... how can i upgrade my plan without affecting the traffic of my site? can i still use my old domain name given by byethost? or if possible, how can i change my free domain name to paid but will migrate the traffic from free domain of byethost to my new paid domain name??? please help me! thanks
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