Show Notes for Season 1, Episode 10
This one has a number of steps. We’re going to press on through until we have a website!
To log in to your free web hosting package from TSO, look for an email with the subject line, “Hosting account live (setup information within).” That will help you log in to your “Cloud Control Panel.” (Or hop back to Episode 5 if you haven’t claimed your free hosting.)
If you registered your new domain with TSO, it should already be using TSO nameservers. Otherwise, log in to the service where you registered your domain name, edit the nameservers (or choose Custom Nameservers) and set Nameserver 1 to ns1.tsohost.co.uk, Nameserver 2 to ns2.tsohost.co.uk, and Nameserver 3 to ns3.tsohost.co.uk. (If you only have two entries, that’s fine, and entries after three should be blank.
Next comes making secure connections to your domain possible, and installing the WordPress software that will power your website. In this helper video you’ll see me complete these important setup tasks, step-by-step. More details below.
For now, I’d like to encourage you to experiment, without worrying if you will break your website. In fact, I’m expecting you to break it. And if (when!) that happens, just go back to Install Applications, and click the Uninstall button. That will lose all your work, so uninstall / reinstall isn’t something we’ll be aiming to do later on. But for now, it’s safe to play around. So enjoy this new experience! And welcome to the web!