Assigning a Domain to RQS and Publishing Your Site
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Once you have designed your RQS Website and are ready to publish this for the world to see, you will need to first assign an available domain name to your RQS subscription.
While this is easiest done using a domain name from GetDotted, you can also use a domain name you have registered with a third-party to connect to your new site.
The following guide will explain how to assign a GetDotted or External Domain Name to your RQS site allowing you to Publish your site on the internet.
To start, log into your MyFreeola Control Panel, select Websites & Hosting from the left-hand navigation menu then RQS Website Builder. The following page will show your RQS Website(s), and confirm the current domain name(s) attached, if any, along with other information about the subscription.
To add a domain name select the Add Website Address option (if you have a domain name already attached, this option will read 'Add/Edit Website Addresses').
If you wish to connect a domain name registered through Freeola & GetDotted select the Assign GetDotted Domain option on this page.
Please Note: You are only able to connect your service to a GetDotted domain name managed within the same MyFreeola account as your RQS service.
You will now be offered an option to select the type of domain name you would like to use - one in use elsewhere within your account or an unhosted domain name.
After you have selected your filtering option, click Continue.
You will now be able to select the specific domain name from the available list. Simply highlight the button next to your domain name then click Continue.
If successful you will now be shown a confirmation message, click Continue to return to the Your RQS Websites section of MyFreeola.
Now you're ready to publish.
If you have a domain name currently registered with a third-party you are still able to use this with the RQS Website Builder. If you wish to connect such a domain name to your service select Assign External Domain on the Edit Site Addresses page.
The Edit External Addresses page will now open, on this page you will be given details of the A Record you need to provide your registrar as well as a field to add your domain name.
Firstly add your External Domain Name into the field, then click Add. Then, contact your registrar (the company that you have your domain name through) and ask them to change the A Record for your domain name to 184.108.40.206.
When adding this A Record to your domain name, ensure that this is assigned to both the ROOT and WWW sub-domain.
You will now be returned to the Edit Site Address page confirming the addition of your External Domains. Once you have added the A Record with your registrar this page will confirm that this has been done correctly.
To specify your Primary Domain, click Make Primary next to the record. To return to the RQS Page, select Return to Overview.
Now you have your domain name assigned to the service your website is now ready to be published.
To publish, visit the RQS Website Builder page of your MyFreeola Control Panel (you should be on this page already if following this guide). The following page will list your current RQS subscriptions with a series of options offered to the right-hand side.
To publish, click Publish Website.
If successful, you will receive a confirmation message on screen. If you wish to secure your RQS website and it's content, you can purchase an SSL Certificate from the Get SSL Certificate button within the same section.
Please note it may take a few hours for your site to be accessible for everyone, and may not appear within search engine databases for a few weeks.
Should you wish to unpublish your website at any time, select Unpublish Website from the same options.
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