In the “Building a website with AZDIGI” series, this article will guide you on how to register hosting and a domain name in the simplest way to prepare for website development. These two elements are essential and also decisive factors for your website’s brand.
1. Domain Name
A domain name, or commonly known as a domain, is the address used to access your website. For example, AZDIGI’s domain name is azdigi.com or
www.azdigi.com. When users enter the domain name in the browser or search engine, the website’s content will be displayed.
1.1 Domain registration
If you do not know how to register a domain, you can refer to the instructions below:
After successfully registering the domain name, the next step is to point the domain to the hosting IP. At AZDIGI, there are 4 pairs of Name Server(NS) for you to use:
- 1st Name Server (NS) pair
This pair is used and becomes effective when your domain is registered and issued at AZDIGI.
- 2nd Name Server (NS) pair
This Name Server (NS) pair is used when your domain is registered at AZDIGI and another registrar. When using this Name Server (NS) pair, the DNS records are managed in the Zone Editor of cPanel and this Name Server (NS) pair is only valid when you use hosting, not available in VPS.
- 3rd Name Server (NS) pair
This Name Server (NS) pair is for the SEO Hosting service that AZDIGI is providing:
- 4th Name Server (NS) pair
This Name Server (NS) pair is for the Reseller Hosting service:
1.2 Create DNS pointing to IP
To create a DNS record, log in to the my.azdigi.com service administration page => select Domain => Manage DNS
Next, click Add DNS Zone to create a new zone for managing DNS records.
In the Add DNS Zone interface, enter the following information:
- DNS Zone Name: Enter your domain (excluding www, and accompanying HTTP, HTTPS protocols)
- IP Address: Enter the hosting server’s IP address. You will be given this IP address when you complete the Hosting service registration.
To access the DNS record management, you just need to click on the 🖍 icon.
In this DNS Zone management interface, there are 3 most commonly used operations:
- Add a new record
- Edit the record
- Remove records from Zone DNS
1.3 Check IP after pointing
There are many methods to check, however, you can use the method test online on 3rd party tools and computer devices.
1.3.1 Check with Online tool
Below are the 2 most popular DNS checking sites, you can check the pointed domain and synchronize the world DNS servers.
1.3.2 Check on the computer
The first command I used to check is dig
- Syntax: dig my-domain +short
For the second command, I use PING
- Syntax: ping my-domain
Here is my illustrative example:
root@sv:~# dig azdigi.online +short 18.104.22.168 root@sv:~# ping azdigi.online PING azdigi.online (22.214.171.124) 56(84) bytes of data. 64 bytes from 126.96.36.199 (188.8.131.52): icmp_seq=1 ttl=63 time=0.359 ms 64 bytes from 184.108.40.206 (220.127.116.11): icmp_seq=2 ttl=63 time=0.272 ms 64 bytes from 18.104.22.168 (22.214.171.124): icmp_seq=3 ttl=63 time=0.323 ms 64 bytes from 126.96.36.199 (188.8.131.52): icmp_seq=4 ttl=63 time=0.391 ms
2. What is Hosting and How to register for Hosting
2.1 What is Hosting?
Hosting (Web Hosting) is an online hosting service that helps you publish your website or web application to the Internet. When you sign up for a hosting service, it means you rent a place on the server that contains all the files and data needed for your website to run.
Another way that is easier to understand is for your website to work on the Internet environment, you need Hosting to store all your data and for your website to operate 24/24 without interruption.
2.2 Choose and register Hosting
Choosing a good hosting is not easy. At the moment, AZDIGI is providing 7 different hosting packages, including:
- AZ PRO Hosting
- Turbo Cloud Hosting
- SEO Hosting
- Unlimited Hosting
- NVM Hosting
- Business Hosting
- Turbo Business Hosting
With the need for new users when starting to deploy websites, personal blogs, or small and medium-sized sales websites with low traffic, you can choose the hosting package AZ PRO Hosting 3. This is a hosting package on a physical server platform but equipped with almost all copyrighted software applications and attractive features such as Redis Socket, a real-time malware scanning application. Easy to use cPanel management interface and local attack-resistant CloudLinux OS, powerful LiteSpeed Webserver Enterprise.
The advantage of AZDIGI Pro hosting is that the price is very low, allowing you to set up projects at the lowest cost, then you can upgrade easily (automatically or AZDIGI support to upgrade to a higher package in less than 30 seconds)
I will explain the fields below for you to understand better:
- Register a new domain at AZDIGI: It means you do not have a domain, you will register a new domain at AZDIGI.
- Transfer domain to AZDIGI: You already have a domain and are being managed at another registrar, but if you want to transfer the domain to AZDIGI to manage, you can choose this option.
- I already have a domain and will update DNS myself: That means you already have a domain and are managing it at another registrar and you only need to point DNS to AZDIGI (Pointing Record to)
Then, the shopping cart interface appears, select the payment cycle and click Continue to proceed.
Please check your payment information and enter the Promo code if any. Promotion information AZDIGI is always updated at website khuyenmai.azdigi.com. => click Pay to complete.
The screen will display your invoice information, you make the payment according to the instructions so that the system automatically activates the service.
Through this article, hopefully, you will choose the best domain and hosting for your needs.
If you need assistance, you can contact support in the ways below: