INTRODUCTION

Hi everybody, welcome back to the thrid part. In this tutorial, 1Byte will assist you in improving your website by addressing the two concerns listed below.

1) At the moment, you can only reach the website through IP Address; your website has not yet been assigned a Domain Name.
→ It is necessary to point the domain name to the cloud server.

2) On the other hand, your website’s connection is made over http (insecure).
→ You must install an SSL certificate on your website.

PREREQUISITES

1) Domain Name
2) Web Hosting

NOTE: Prior to reading this section, you should have completed part 1 and part 2

LET'S HANDS ON

1) Point the domain name to your website (Cloud Server)
NOTE:
+ 1Byte does recommend you to purchase Domains directly from the 1Byte website. Because doing so allows you to effortlessly follow each step without trouble.
+ If you purchase the Domain Name through a third-party (not directly via 1Byte’ services). Then, you have to go to that provider’s domain control page and configure the DNS record as shown below.
 
 
1.1 – Go to User Dashboard, navigato the “Domain” section at the left-bar menu, and click on “Manage” button
 
(You can access directly to this link. Remember to login into your account 1st)
 
 
1.2 – Point your domain to your Cloud Server

 
(Remember to update the “Nameserver” section to “Basic DNS.”)
 
 


(At this point, the domain “1byte-ecommerce-site.com” will point to the Cloud Server IP address – 112.109.90.102)
+ Proceed to “Add new record” (2) in the “DNS Management” (1) section
+ Create two “A Record” from the “Type” column.
+ In the “Host” column, enter “@” and “www” for each row
+ In the “Value” column, enter your Cloud Server IP address
+ Finally press “Save
 
 
1.3 – Check to see whether the Cloud Server address has been correctly linked to the Domain?
You may confirm this by sending a ping command to your domain; if you receive an IP address response, it means that your domain has successfully pointed to the Cloud Server IP address.
(As you can see, the IP address 112.109.90.102 has been linked with the domain “1byte-ecommerce-site.com”)
→ Customers now can use Domain Name to visit your website.
→ Problem 1 has been solved