For this assignment we were asked to sign up for a webhost and explain how we setup DNS.
Choosing a Host
Over the last several years I have had the pleasure (displeasure if I am being honest) of trying out a variety of different web hosts. Â Through a process of trial and error I have come to use and appreciate Dreamhost.Â While there is a laundry list of nice things I could say about dreamhost, I will keep it short and relevant. Â First is the ease of use. As you will see below, DreamHost makes managing a website easy. Â The panel is straightforward, and the wiki explains in simple english how to accomplish tasks. Second is uptime. Â There is nothing worse than having recurring outages from your web host. Â Dreamhost has a solid record of being up and working, and fixing issues promptly when things are problematic.I also love that that have a system status site and twitter account where they communicate open and often about any issues (Page, Â Twitter). Last is their support. Â They have a great team based out of Southern California that is quick to respond and very helpful. Â I highly recommend them.
Setting Up DNS: A Step By Step Guide
Step 1: From the Dreamhost Web Panel Select Manage Domains.
Step 2: Click the button to add a new domain.
Step 3: Using the fully hosted options fill in the information about the domain you registered.
Step 4: Click the fully host this domain option and you are done. (Since I used DreamHost as my registrar they take care of all the DNS setup)
Optional Step: Â If you registered your domain elsewhere you will need to go to that place and point the domain and the dreamhost name servers.