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This course presents the WordPress Multisite feature, which allows web site designers and administrators to create a network of sites and blogs from a single installation of WordPress. Author Justin Seeley covers installing the network components, configuring their web server/hosting environment, using the Multisite Network Administration panel, managing users, and backing up, migrating, and restoring a multisite installation.
Now that we've got our domain parked or added on to our hosting plan, it's time to change the DNS settings of our domain itself. Now you might already have this set up to point to the correct location, but if you're unsure about how to do this, I'm going to walk you through in this movie. The first thing you need to know are the DNS Servers or Name Servers of your hosting company. In the cPanel, chances are you can find that towards the bottom of the cPanel on the left-hand side in your Account Information section. That should tell you your name server information, just like this.
Once you have your Name Server information, you need to go to wherever your domain was registered. In this case, my domain happens to be registered at GoDaddy. Most registrars offer some sort of visual tool to change the name server information. All you have to do is find that section. At GoDaddy, You simply go to My Account, find the Domain section, and then click the Domain, and it takes you into the domain editor like you see here. As I scroll down inside of the domain editing tool, you'll notice that I have a Nameservers section. If you want to change the name servers of your domain simply hit Set Nameservers.
Once you do that, it comes up and you can either park your domain, forward your domain. You either have a hosting account with these domains already, or you want to have specific name servers. In this case, my web site's hosted outside of GoDaddy and I need to have specific name servers in here, so I choose the bottom option, and then I enter in nameserver 1 and nameserver 2. In some cases you may have three or four name servers. enter in each one of them individually here. Then hit OK to commit or Cancel to get out.
I already have my name server set up correctly, so I was allow to click Cancel right there. If you're hitting OK for the first time and changing the domain name servers of your domain, you will have to wait just a little while for the domain to propagate. It could take as little as an hour. It could take as long as a day. It just depends on how quickly the process happens. If it doesn't happen right away, don't get discouraged. It just takes time. Once you've got your domain name servers pointing in the right place, you're all set and ready to go. The next step in this process will be to install the domain mapping plug-in for WordPress and get started with making this domain live inside of your WordPress Multisite installation.
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