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Published on February 27, 2014

Author: kmcintyre3



How to buy a domain name and connect to a server.

Server and Domain Setup With WebFaction Complete Form and Click Start

Click “sign up” or “start free trial”

WebFaction Control Panel

Setup Billing Billing  Payment Sources  Add New Payment Source  Make a one-off payment

Setting up your website in WF

Example Setup

Website has Domains and Apps WebFaction automatically gives you a domain name. Time to buy your own unique domain name.

Register a Domain with GoDaddy Enter your idea for domain name above

GoDaddy Process Add a domain and click continue

GoDaddy Process Proceed to Checkout

GoDaddy Process  Complete the signup steps  There is no need to add additional or extra features, security, privacy, etc.  Keep track of your account info (username, password, etc.)

Connecting Domain and WebFaction

My Account  Manage Your Domains  Click on domain name

Click Manage under Nameservers category

Customize your Name Servers (see next slide)

GoDaddy WebFaction

Back in WebFaction  Add New Domain in the Domains tab

Back in WebFaction  In the Websites tab, click on your site.  Add your domain to the Domains section.

In WebFaction  Create a new directory for project 2 Delete any existing applications before creating a new one

Creating a new directory  In Websites tab:  Add an Application  Create New Application  Call it portfoliowp.  Change App Category to Wordpress.  Save.

Creating a new directory  Add an Application  Reuse Existing Application  Click on htdocs  Add “static” to end of url. Save.

Done!  Now wait! (Possibly up to 24 or even 48 hours, but likely only a few minutes)

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