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Yes, yo may have WordPress Hosting if your domain & emails are hosted with different providers. If your domain and email hosting are managed by a different provider, you have two options:
- You can transfer across to Hosted.com
- Alternatively, ask your current provider to modify your DNS records to direct (point) them to your WordPress website.
If you need help, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Support Team.
Basically, your domain registration provider i.e., where you purchased your domain from, will manage your domain name.
They will ensure the setting up of the DNS (Domain Name System) records to direct traffic to the right IP (Internet Protocol) address i.e., configuring the DNS settings of your domain to point to the server where your WordPress site is hosted. This will allow you to use your domain name with your WordPress site.
Note: You will have to request your domain and email hosting provider to point your DNS settings to your WordPress website, or you can do it manually.
Connecting to WordPress site
Connecting your domain and emails to your WordPress hosted site via a different provider will still allow you to use your existing domain name in the URL of your site and email addresses.
For example, if your site is being hosted with the URL ‘yourdomain.wordpress.com’ users will be able to navigate to your site with the URL ‘yourdomain.com’. Once they have been connected, the previous URL will redirect to the domain you are using.
Transfer to a WordPress Hosting Provider
If you decide to transfer your domain and email hosting to your WordPress hosting provider, during the setup process, they will be able to link your domain and emails to your WordPress hosting account.
Independent Email Hosting Service
If you’re using an independent email hosting service, it will not affect your ability to use WordPress Hosting because both services are hosted on separate servers and are independent of each other.
Your domain, email, and WordPress Hosting providers will provide specific instructions on how to proceed, based on their services and protocols in place.
If you need help, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Support Team for any assistance you may need.
If your domain and email WordPress hosting are managed by a different provider, you have two options:
- You can transfer your domain and email WordPress hosting across to Hosted.com, this is the easiest method, as it keeps all your services in one place.
- Alternatively, you can update your DNS (Domain Name System) records to direct (point) your domain and emails to your WordPress site if you do not transfer your domain over.
Please go to Hosted.com WordPress Hosting plans to view our benefits, features and Frequently Asked Questions.