How to change your nameserver on Namecheap.com (or other domain registrar)

How to change your nameserver on Namecheap.com (or other domain registrar)

This guide will show you how to change your Namecheap settings to point your domain to the nameservers provided by your hosting company. Generally, the process to accomplish this can easily be used for other domain registrars.


STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE

 

1.) Login to Namecheap.com or your registrar

2.) Next to “Number of domains in your account” click “View” (If you’re using a different registrar, simply navigate to the domain you want to modify)

Namecheap Domain Management

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3.) Find the domain that you want to modify and click the associated link (the link is in red in the following image)

Namecheap Domain List

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4.) Click “Domain Name Server Setup” in the left-hand menu

Namecheap Domain Nameserver Link

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5.) Click the radio button next to where it says “Specify Custom DNS Servers” and type in the Nameservers shown in the image.  Lastly, click “Save Changes” to update your settings.

Nameserver 1: ns4013.hostgator.com

Nameserver 2: ns4014.hostgator.com

Namecheap Update Custom Domain Nameservers

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It can take up to 24 hours before your website is viewable by most people.

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How to install Windows 8 (and other operating systems)

How to install Windows 8 (and other operating systems)

As part of our beginner series on computer troubleshooting we will show you how to install an operating system on your computer or upgrade to a newer version of Windows or Linux. Most operating system installations are done in such a similar way that the following knowledge can be also used in future operating system installations.  Generally, OS installations consist of loading the media with the installation files, partitioning the hard drive, installing the OS and configuring your new operating system by filling out a series of form fields.

Important Notes:

During this tutorial we will show you how to install Windows 8 to provide you with the most current likely situation

If you have any difficulties, use the comment system below this tutorial to post your question and we will answer it as quickly as possible.

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What Cloud Backup Service should I choose?

What Cloud Backup Service should I choose?

If you’ve had a computer for any amount of time it is inevitable that you’ve lost data due to a hard drive failure, a virus, or some other disaster.

Cloud storage services allow you to backup your data to the internet so that if the local data on your phone, tablet or computer is ever lost or stolen, it can be recovered from their service.  All of the services below offer space to your personal or business files, but they differ when it comes to features, storage & price.  I’ve categorized each service by summary, features, price & overall score to help you determine which one is right for you.

If you would like to add more information about services featured below please leave a comment at the bottom of this page.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

Included in this comparison you will find information about Google Drive, Microsoft SkyDrive, and Dropbox to give a well rounded view of what is available.  We didn’t include Apple’s iCloud at this time because it simply isn’t up to par with other offerings.  For more information check out an article titled Apple’s broken promise on The Verge.

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How to Repair Boot Errors in Ubuntu Linux 13.04 / 13.10

How to Repair Boot Errors in Ubuntu Linux 13.04 / 13.10

After installing Ubuntu either before installing Windows or as a second operating system along-side Windows you take the risk of overwriting your boot records / boot loader. Unfortunately, this is especially true if you aren’t comfortable installing a second hard drive and/or due to the increased adoption of secure-boot. However, there is a very helpful boot repair tool for Ubuntu Linux aptly named Boot-Repair that will automatically fix common boot issues you may encounter.

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How-To: Install LAMP Server on Ubuntu 13.04 / 13.10

How-To: Install LAMP Server on Ubuntu 13.04 / 13.10

Below you will find a quick video and tutorial showing how to install a simple LAMP stack server on Ubuntu Linux 13.04 that includes Apache, MySQL, PHP & phpMyAdmin. At a certain part in the video I couldn’t save a file I had edited due to uninstalling my previous install of LAMP to create this guide, otherwise everything went smoothly.

The best way to approach following this tutorial is to watch the video and use the information below to copy and paste into a terminal window at the appropriate time.  If you have any questions please leave comments on the Youtube page.

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20% Off Web Design Services

20% Off Web Design Services

Until the end of October you will receive 20% off you’re entire invoice for web design services if you mention this post. We have locations in southeastern Kentucky (Middlesboro, Pineville, Barbourville, Corbin & London) along with Lexington Kentucky, if you would like to have a face to face meeting with the web developer. However, we will also work on your website remotely by communicating over the phone or the internet.

Please take a look at our web design services page for details and a portfolio of potential web designs.

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