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XF 1.3 Site Setup Help

Discussion in 'Installation, Upgrade, and Import Support' started by KingKobe, Apr 1, 2014.

  1. KingKobe

    KingKobe New Member

    So I just bought my license, and I have a domain from godaddy, and just finished downloading all the files I need, along with FileZilla.
    However, whenever I type in the domain I bought over at godaddy into FileZilla, I keep getting:
    Status: Resolving address of ___________.COM
    Status: Connecting to _________...
    Error: Connection timed out
    Error: Could not connect to server

    Am I doing something wrong?
     
  2. The Forum Heroes

    The Forum Heroes Well-Known Member

    DNS needs to update to your web host.
     
  3. KingKobe

    KingKobe New Member

    Can you explain what you mean please? I am very new at this. (;
     
  4. whynot

    whynot Well-Known Member

    Your host should supply you with an IP address to your site.
    You can use that to upload the files with Filezilla.

    Instead of mysite.com it will be something like this: 123.345.67.890
    Be patient, it can take hours-days to be able to use your domain name.
    (Search for propagation time. It's not up to Godaddy)
     
  5. KingKobe

    KingKobe New Member

    I've already gotten my IP, but when I type it in and try to connect to it, it says the same as above. Does logging in anonymously effect do anything different then logging in with the info I use on the site provider? Or do I just have to wait, and maybe tomorrow, or next week, it'll work?
     
  6. whynot

    whynot Well-Known Member

    Something is wrong then.
    With that IP there is no waiting, it works immediately, provided you have a site.
     
  7. KingKobe

    KingKobe New Member

    I just bought the URL, and tried to put it in to FileZilla right away. Is that all I need to do? Or do I need to link it to my XenForo acc somehow first?
     
  8. BoostN

    BoostN Active Member

    I would use the IP address for now to rule out the IP not being fully propagated.
     
  9. whynot

    whynot Well-Known Member

    You have to buy the site (webspace ) as well.

    Nameservers pointed to the site: it will start working sometime.(Maybe hours)
     
  10. KingKobe

    KingKobe New Member

    So as things stand, it should work for me in a few hours if I wait? Or is there still something I need to buy? Cuz I didn't understand what you meant about webspace.
     
  11. whynot

    whynot Well-Known Member

    I don't know.

    You bought a domain from Godaddy.
    Fine.

    You need a host to give you space on their server.
    It can be Godaddy as well.

    Seems you do have it.(Because you have that IP)
    Is it from Godaddy?
    Perhaps they do point the nameservers automatically to your webspace, if they do then everything is fine.
    If they don't then you have to do it manually.
     
  12. KingKobe

    KingKobe New Member

  13. KingKobe

    KingKobe New Member

    So I found out that if I click on the get started button, it takes me to a place where I can activate my URL, but they want like 50$ for the cheapest option. Is this the usual price for getting a URL? Or is there anywhere I can get one for cheaper that u know of?
     
  14. whynot

    whynot Well-Known Member

    No. Seems you do not have a host.

    We are going around in circles.
    Please tell me what did you buy exactly.
     
  15. whynot

    whynot Well-Known Member

    Not necessary to take that offer.
    Look for another host, and point your nameservers to that host's space.
     
  16. KingKobe

    KingKobe New Member

    I bought the URL, it was like $3. I figured I could put my XenForo forums on this URL?
     
  17. whynot

    whynot Well-Known Member

    No, you cannot.

    You need someone to give you space to put XF on.
     
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  18. KingKobe

    KingKobe New Member

    Do you know any good reasonably priced places that I can buy this space?
     
  19. whynot

    whynot Well-Known Member

    I personally do not recommend any host.
    Try Mddhosting, Hostgator, etc.
     
  20. BoostN

    BoostN Active Member

    That's a question that you'll get a lot of different answers on. I would read the forums and make you're own decision. The #1 thing for hosts are a good support system, some hosts will install XenForo for you.
     
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