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    Once Website builder trial is over, what then?

    Hi, currently using web site builder and noticed that the trial will end soon, within a month, so what then. buy PHP from "godaddy" ? to host the site so I could change it with say "openelement" etc.

     

    Thanks 

     

    Thanks 

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    Before the trial is over, just renew the product and pay for it. Your site will remain up and live as long as you pay for it. That's all there is to it. 😊



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    Super User III

    The website builder platform is self-contained, it includes the designs, editor, and hosting.  The free trial is for you to test and see if the feature set and workflow will work for your needs.  If it does just follow one of the prompts within the account to upgrade to a paid plan.

     

    If you would prefer to use a 3rd party application instead the site would need to be rebuilt for that platform.  I'd recommend Linux cPanel hosting if you go this route.

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    It can take up to 48 hours, but usually it's about an hour or two.  It sounds like you've flushed the DNS on your computer, you can also try resetting your router/modem.  It's also possible to be cached at the ISP level that you would need to just wait out.  We can run some tests if you want to post the domain.

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    Yellow, the source code does not look like it's from the website builder here.

     

    You can try waiting it out.  I am not seeing any conclusive problems with the nameservers, but that is where I suspect the issue resides.

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    @datastream 

     

    Before the trial is over, just renew the product and pay for it. Your site will remain up and live as long as you pay for it. That's all there is to it. 😊



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    Super User III

    The website builder platform is self-contained, it includes the designs, editor, and hosting.  The free trial is for you to test and see if the feature set and workflow will work for your needs.  If it does just follow one of the prompts within the account to upgrade to a paid plan.

     

    If you would prefer to use a 3rd party application instead the site would need to be rebuilt for that platform.  I'd recommend Linux cPanel hosting if you go this route.

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    Thanks to all for the replies. 

     

    OK, decided to host a web site on another platform and have pointed GD DNS settings to the server about 24 hours ago, how long until it points to the new site? 48 hours ? 

     

    Thanks 

     

    (I've flushed DNS etc. tracert still points to GD)

     

     

    It can take up to 48 hours, but usually it's about an hour or two.  It sounds like you've flushed the DNS on your computer, you can also try resetting your router/modem.  It's also possible to be cached at the ISP level that you would need to just wait out.  We can run some tests if you want to post the domain.

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    Thank you very much indeed, that's pretty awesome of you. 

    in dos under "tracert" I get it pointing to 160.153.136.3 (which is go daddy) 

    how ever a few online DNS checks show 185.176.4.90 which is the new host. 

    but yeah well over 24 hours a go. 

     

    the address is sharkdiagnostics.co.uk 

     

    thanks 

    It looks like I am able to access the website but I am getting inconsistent results using various DNS lookup tools.  Some look fine while others return no results, which is unusual as normally it would show the previous settings if it were a propagation issue.

     

    If that IP address is static (doesn't change without notice) you can revert back to the "default" nameservers and manage your DNS with GoDaddy.

    https://www.godaddy.com/help/change-nameservers-for-my-domains-664?

    https://www.godaddy.com/help/change-my-ip-address-20134

     

    TypeHost/namePoints to/value
    A record@185.176.4.90

     

    Note if you have any other DNS settings they would need to be added here as well, like for email for example.

    Thanks for your help. 

    I can give it another 24 hours incase it's populating? 

    I'm not sure if that's a static IP address, I can ask the host about that. 

    Thanks...

     

    p.s what page did you see? blue or yellow? 

    Yellow, the source code does not look like it's from the website builder here.

     

    You can try waiting it out.  I am not seeing any conclusive problems with the nameservers, but that is where I suspect the issue resides.

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    thanks, still the same this morning for me, not sure what the best thing to do, might as well wait or shall i just delete the GD web site all together?

     

     

    Weird, if I change my dns settings I can get to every other page except mine...lol if i "tracert" it goes to the new host but no web site.

     

    revert back to virgin medias DNS settings and "tracert" back to the godaddy and the old web site displayed. 

     

    Thanks