Server and domain setup

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Getting set up on a server using Webfaction and buying a domain name with GoDaddy.

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Server and domain setup

  1. 1. Server and Domain Setup With WebFaction
  2. 2. https://www.webfaction.com/?affiliate=uncviscom Complete Form and Click Start
  3. 3. Click “sign up” or “start free trial”
  4. 4. WebFaction Control Panel
  5. 5. Setup Billing Billing  Payment Sources  Add New Payment Source  Make a one-off payment
  6. 6. Setting up your website in WF
  7. 7. Example Setup Project 2: Powering a Nation Project 3: Personal portfolio
  8. 8. Website has Domains and Apps WebFaction automatically gives you a domain name. Time to buy your own unique domain name.
  9. 9. Register a Domain with GoDaddy Enter your idea for domain name above
  10. 10. GoDaddy Process Add a domain and click continue
  11. 11. GoDaddy Process Proceed to Checkout
  12. 12. 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.)
  13. 13. Connecting Domain and WebFaction
  14. 14. My Account  Manage Your Domains  Click on domain name
  15. 15. Click Manage under Nameservers category
  16. 16. Customize your Name Servers (see next slide)
  17. 17. GoDaddy WebFaction
  18. 18. Back in WebFaction  Add New Domain in the Domains tab
  19. 19. Back in WebFaction  In the Websites tab, click on your site.  Add your domain to the Domains section.
  20. 20. In WebFaction  Create a new directory for project 2 Delete any existing applications before creating a new one
  21. 21. Creating a new directory  In Websites tab:  Add an Application  Create New Application  Call it portfoliowp.  Change App Category to Wordpress.  Save.
  22. 22. Creating a new directory  Add an Application  Reuse Existing Application  Click on htdocs  Add “project2” to end of url. Save. project2
  23. 23. Done!  Now wait! (Possibly up to 24 or even 48 hours, but likely only a few minutes)

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