How does my ftp/Filezilla account know my domain name?
Hi, I purchased a domain name some time ago, from godaddy. It's definitely mine, but I'm thoroughly convinced that I'm missing something in trying to connect via FTP with Filezilla. The following is the relevant information:
I placed all of this information into my site manager, but I'm constantly receiving the same message that it can't connect to my server. I'm most suspicious about the domain name, since all I really did was add it onto Bluehost. Is there something that I'm missing that is causing my connection establishment to fail?
Last edited by Bob Barr; 05-22-2012 at 10:01 PM.
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Your domain registration doesn't indicate that your domain is hosted at Bluehost. It lists GoDaddy nameservers rather than Bluehost ones. Care to explain?
Does that mean that I have to "transfer" my domain name to bluehost.com? Or does this have to do with having my domain name pointed to somewhere? Thank you for your help.
No, you don't need to transfer the domain registration to Bluehost. It can remain at GoDaddy with no problem. You do, though, need to change the nameserver settings there.
Your nameserver settings at GoDaddy currently point to web hosting there, not at Bluehost. You'll need to change those settings to ns1.bluehost.com and ns2.bluehost.com to get your domain name properly linked to your Bluehost account. (They're currently set to NS55.DOMAINCONTROL.COM and NS56.DOMAINCONTROL.COM which are GoDaddy nameservers.)
Once you've changed those settings, you can assign the domain to be hosted on your Bluehost account. Is this your only domain?