Look, there’s no two ways about it. Suppose you’re stepping up and buying a new domain name from BigRock, or even switching from BigRock hosting to the fast-paced world of high-performance hosting companies like Rovity. Then, you gotta make the right moves.
And that move? Updating your domain’s name servers. It’s the key to opening up your site to the world. So let’s make it count. Let’s understand how to navigate the BigRock control panel to change your name server details.
How Things Roll in the Internet World
Think about it, we’re all playing the field, right? Buying domain names from one place and hosting the website with another. That’s the game. And let’s be real; your web server control panel and domain administration control panel might not be on the same page. So what’s next? You must connect your BigRock domain to your Rovity hosting account. It’s like switching from a scooter to a supercharged race car.
Digging into the Name Server Change
Are you ready to get into the nuts and bolts of changing your domain’s name server in your BigRock account? Let’s get down to business:
Mastering the BigRock Control Panel
No shortcuts here. You gotta understand the basics of your BigRock control panel.
Making the Rovity Move
Here’s where the big move happens. Connecting your BigRock domain to Rovity hosting. It’s the upgrade your online presence needs.
Breaking It Down, Step by Step
I’ve got you. We’re going to make the name server changes as easy as possible.
So, are you ready to turn the ignition and hit the fast lane? Let’s do this.
- Decoding the Internet: What Are Name Servers Anyway?
- The Million-Dollar Question: Why Change Your Domain's Name Servers?
- Let's Get Busy: Changing Your Name Servers in BigRock
- The Final Hurdle: Understanding DNS Propagation
- Check Your Moves: Verifying Domain's Name Server Changes
- Final Lap: Wrapping Up Our Name Server Change Journey
Decoding the Internet: What Are Name Servers Anyway?
Let’s get real for a moment. We’re here to talk about name servers. But what exactly are they? Let’s skip the nonsense and get straight to the point.
Picture This Scenario
Imagine you’re roaming around your city, searching for some top-notch filter coffee. You’ve heard about this awesome coffee shop from a colleague, but you’ve got no clue where it is. So what do you do? You pull out your phone, open Google Maps, punch in the coffee shop’s name, and boom! There’s your location, served up on a silver platter.
Now, apply that concept to the digital world of websites. That’s basically what a name server does.
The Internet’s Google Maps
In a nutshell, name servers are like the Google Maps of the web. They take the domain name you’re searching for, and translate it into a language your computer gets – an IP address. Think of it as the exact coordinates of your website on the vast internet map.
The Phonebook for the Internet
This whole thing is part of what we call the Domain Name System, or DNS. It’s like a massive, never-ending phone book for the internet, and name servers are the connecting link between domain names and IP addresses.
Why it Matters
Rovity knows the score. We understand how critical a reliable name server is for your domain and your website operations. It’s like having a dependable GPS app when you’re trying to find that one specific chai spot in a city as bustling as Bengaluru. That’s why we’re always on it, ensuring our name servers are guiding your website visitors to your site as quickly as possible, without a single hitch. We’re not just doing this; we’re winning at it.
The Million-Dollar Question: Why Change Your Domain’s Name Servers?
Let’s dig in and answer the question that’s probably bugging you: “Why the hell would I want to change my domain’s name servers?”
The Real Deal About Switching Up
The reasons to switch up your DNS, name servers, hosting servers – they’re as many as the stars in the sky. Here’s a quick analogy:
Imagine this: You’re living in a hustling, bustling city like Bengaluru. You’ve got this sweet apartment, but then you hear about this new spot that’s just popped up. It’s closer to work, got killer amenities, top-notch security, and now you’re thinking, “Damn, maybe I should make the move?” That’s exactly why you might want to switch up your name servers and hosting account.
The Power Move
One of the biggest reasons to change your domain’s name servers is when you’re moving to a new hosting service provider. Like relocating to that dreamy apartment, with the new hosting service, you’re chasing better performance, beefed-up security, and robust features. Whatever your reason, a name server change is crucial to this website migration.
Rovity: Not Just Another Hosting Company
Let’s talk about Rovity. We’re not just another face in the crowd. We’re like that dream apartment in Bengaluru. We’ve fine-tuned our hosting server and optimized our features to supercharge your WordPress website. We’re all about that performance and security, ensuring your website runs smoother than a well-oiled Ferrari.
It’s All About the Upgrade
Changing your name servers? It’s not just about moving. It’s about leveling up to a place that gives you more – more speed, more security, more everything. That’s what we’re all about at Rovity.
I get it; changing your name servers might feel like you’re standing on the edge of a high dive. But don’t sweat it. It’s all about taking a step in the right direction, ensuring your website’s in the best hands possible. And let me tell you, at Rovity, we’re committed to delivering nothing but the best.
Let’s Get Busy: Changing Your Name Servers in BigRock
We’ve been chatting for a while now. Enough talk. Let’s roll up our sleeves and get into some action. How do you change your name servers in your BigRock account? Relax. It’s a breeze, and I’m here to help. Let’s break it down together.
The Play-by-Play Guide
Step One: Log into Your BigRock Account
First things first. Punch in your details and log into your BigRock domain control panel account. Easy-peasy, right?
Step Two: Find Your Domain Name
Once you’re in, it’s time to find your domain name in your BigRock domain control panel. I need you to go to Manage Orders > List/Search Orders. Navigate your way around like a pro.
Step Three: Update Name Servers on Record
Got your domain name? Nice! Now it’s time to change the name servers on record. Click on your domain name, then click on Name Servers. I’ve highlighted it in the screenshot below.
A pop-up window will appear with your current name server records.
Step Four: Change Name Servers
See that pop-up window? Here’s where the magic happens. Change each name server listed there, then hit that Update Name Servers button.
In this example, I’m using ns1.rovity.io as my name server 1, and ns2.rovity.io as my name server 2. But remember, these values could change depending on the Rovity hosting package you’ve picked or the DirectAdmin account assigned to you.
Boom! That’s how it’s done. A step-by-step, easy-to-follow guide to changing your name servers in your BigRock account. You got this.
The Final Hurdle: Understanding DNS Propagation
Alright. Good job! You’ve changed your name server details. We’ve set a new destination for your website, but we’re not quite there yet. There’s one more thing we need to talk about, and that’s DNS propagation.
DNS Propagation: What’s the Deal?
So what’s this DNS propagation all about?
Anytime you change your name servers or tweak your DNS records, it’s like you’re blasting out an update about your domain’s DNS details. You’re telling every server on the globe, “Yo, my website’s moved. Here’s the new address. Here are my new name servers.” But, this isn’t instant coffee. It takes a while for this update to hit every part of the internet. This, my friend, is what we call DNS propagation.
Time’s the Game: DNS Propagation Duration
Now you might be wondering, how long does it take for this DNS propagation process to complete? Well, the answer is – it depends. Sometimes it’s quick. Sometimes it drags a bit.
DNS propagation typically takes anywhere from a few minutes to a max of 72 hours. Trust me, it’s a waiting game. But hey, these days it usually won’t take more than 4 hours.
So remember, when you’re changing your name servers or any DNS records, patience is key. Take a breather. Let the DNS records update across the globe.
Check Your Moves: Verifying Domain’s Name Server Changes
Okay, so you’ve changed your name servers and waited for the DNS propagation. Now, it’s time to cross-check those name server changes to make sure everything’s running smooth and propagated correctly.
Think of it as checking your Google Maps to ensure you’ve arrived at the right destination even though you see the coffee shop you were hunting for right in front of you.
The How-To: Checking Name Server Propagation
So how do we verify that everything’s working as expected? How do we check our name server propagation? Many tools are out there to help with this, but one of my favorites is whatsmydns.net. It’s like your personal domain GPS, verifying your name server changes and ensuring your website is at the new IP address.
Here’s how it works. You head over to whatsmydns.net, punch in your domain name, and hit that Search button. You’ll get a global snapshot of your website’s current IP address and name servers.
If the records listed match the new DNS details and server name you changed, then it’s time to celebrate. Your website has successfully moved to its new digital home.
But hey, remember, sometimes this whole process needs time to settle, so don’t worry. Don’t hit the panic button. Wait a while, then revisit and recheck the DNS propagation.
Final Lap: Wrapping Up Our Name Server Change Journey
Okay, superstars. We’ve done it. We’ve navigated through the journey of this guide. We’ve changed our DNS records, waited for the DNS to propagate, verified our changes, and confirmed everything’s ticking along just fine.
Switching your name servers to Rovity’s network? That’s just the tip of the iceberg, the start of a speedy adventure for your website. With DNS configuration complete, I know you’ve got plenty more moves to make your website more accessible and faster.
Your Website Control Tower: The DirectAdmin Hosting Control Panel
Now you can dive into your free DirectAdmin hosting control panel to manage all those website-related changes.
Our shared hosting on the cloud comes with premium SSD storage and unlimited bandwidth. Plus, we offer free A+ Graded SSL certificates for all your domain names. Your next move? Install that free SSL certificate and make your website HTTPS enabled.
And if you haven’t installed WordPress yet, go ahead and do it. We’ve got a one-click WordPress installer just for you.
We’ve Got Your Back: Free Migration Support
Looking to migrate your website content from your old hosting company to your new Rovity hosting server? Not a problem. Hit us up, and we’ll offer you our free migration support. We’ll deal with the headaches so you can sit back and chill. Got a problem? Need help? Our reliable and friendly customer support team is ready to assist with anything you need for your domain or website.
Extra Perk: Free WHOIS Privacy Protection
And hey, did you know we offer free WHOIS privacy protection for all domains registered through us at Rovity? If you’ve got a domain already registered elsewhere, just transfer that domain to us, and you can start enjoying this free WHOIS privacy protection.