How to make old free yola website work with .com domain name I bought from another company?

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I bought a domain name for a website I currently have for free from Yola. What is involved in making the old free yola website work with the new .com domain name? And will it cost me anything to do this? I did not purchase the domain name through Yola.
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Hi Jurate,

You will need to buy a hosting plan from Yola. The pricing is listed here. I don't know their discount plan for previous subscribers but suggest that you contact Yola by email support@yola.com.

Currently they are all in the Bahamas enjoying their break and will return on the 2nd of January.

Once you have a hosting plan the process of directing your old site to your custom domain is well documented in a tutorial in their online library.
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Hi!

Thanks for the reply. I guess it would have been better to purchase a domain name from Yola - I did buy one for another website, but at a high price so I went elsewhere for this most recent one.

Do I need to buy a hosting plan from Yola for the domain main I bought from them? If not, then it might be cheaper in the long run to get a domain name from Yola, if hosting would then be free.
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Hi jurate,

Domains can be significantly cheaper from other sources. The hosting plans from Yola are very complicated and it can work out to be cheaper for your first domain purchased through them but most definitely subsequent domains are cheaper outside, even as cheap as a dollar per site but even that is complex.

It sounds as if you may already be on a Bronze plan? If this is the case then you can add up to a total of 5 sites to this hosting plan.

I'm really sorry that I can't give you direct answers on these queries at this time and many are extremely confused on the status and plans at this time.

I'm happy to respond to any other questions you feel I may be able to answer on this issue.
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I'm not paying anything right now. I have several websites running, all free, but I need the sites to be professional, hence a dot com. I'll look into a bronze plan for my travel site but still unsure what's covered, what it costs, and what the extra costs will be. But you pointed me in the right direction. I'm not a tech expert though I can create sites if I have time, which I don't grrrr. :)
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Goodluck Jurate.
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Hi Jūratė

Had to ask... Would you by any chance be Lithuanian? As I recall your name means "Amber" in Lithuania and although I was born in Chicago my blood is 100% Lithuanian. I have not spoken or used my Lithuanian in many long years but if you are indeed Lithuanian then an emphatic "Labas" from the Honey Bear to the forums...

I have not been to LT since 2000 and one day hope to return as I do so miss it so. Aš myliu Lietuvą...
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Labas! Yes I am Lithuanian! Both parents are. So nice to meet you!

I'm in St. Catharines, Ontario (was born here). There were many Lithuanians here, but now the closest large community is in Toronto, followed by Ottawa and then Montreal.

You were right about the amber reference. Jurate lived in an amber palace. Here is a link to the legend. Enjoy! :)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J%C5%ABr...
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Labai aciu... (I read that after I asked to verify) ;)

Mano vardas, Edvardas Bučas ir aš gyvenu Redmonde Vašingtono... Daugelio mylių.

Sadly, I don't have time to chat today but would quite enjoy some future correspondence. If you like, you can send me your info by using my form on my site: http://www.honeybearplayhomes.com/Con...

If your parents/grandparents are alive and have ever been to Chicago from 1930 to 1979 then ask them if they have heard of "Bučas daržas" or the Bučas family. It was my family's picnic grove where many hundreds of thousands of Lithuanians the Midwest over (even from Canada) gathered for special occasions, celebrations, weddings and my late Father's famous chicken barbeques where he would cook hundreds of chickens on his rotisserie spit. Hundreds (probably thousands) of Lithuanian couples met, courted and later wed because my Grandfather and Father's gatherings... Truly awesome I think when you consider the tens of thousands offspring that followed. Amazing legacy they left...

My Father's Aunt married a Lithuanian in Canada and somewhere we still yet have relatives we have never met that I would one day like to get to know.

Gotta run...

Iki pasimatymo
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PS I visited Lithuania around 2000, too, and want to go back. I was intrigued by a rich undercurrent in the culture which I want to explore. My Lithuanian spelling is horrible (I speak the language better than I write it, but apparently with an amusing North American accent.) I would love to spend time just in Vilnius and Palanga. Aš myliu Lietuva taip pat!
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Well I doubt very much that you went in February as I was so intellectually daft to have done (means rather stupid LOL). Middle/End of Winter and Lufthansa sent my luggage to Berlin and left me with my casual shirt, casual trousers, casual slip on leather shoes and a leather jacket that was more suited to anything but the coooold Lithuanian Winters. I was dressed for the plane ride and not for the cold outdoors.

They said "Hey, just go and buy clothes (up to but not exceeding $100) and we will reimburse you" I looked at her squarely and said, "I'm 6 foot 6 inches tall and find it difficult to find clothes that fit in America. Just how do you expect me to do that here?" Three days later my luggage and winter clothes arrived.

As I am so tall, have a Lithuanian face and didn't say much I fit right in and looked anything but American. As I was told, you can spot an American in Lithuania by their white shoes... LOL As for me, everybody thought that I played on the local basketball team...

I think that I gave you the extent of my Lithuanian so you surely have the upper hand in any conversation...

Gotta visit Palanga myself too as I am a coast lover after living on the Oregon coast for many years.

Seriously, I gotta run... Iki
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Hello Jurate,

If you wish to purchase a .com domain from Yola, you will need to purchase a domain hosting package as well. You can either buy Yola Bronze or Yola Silver. If you purchased a domain elsewhere, you will need to buy Yola Silver if you wish to use that domain with your Yola site.

Please let me know if you have further questions.
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You don't need Yola Silver to point an external domain to Yola. Yola Bronze also allows this.

There seems to be a lot of Silver upselling happening in situations it really isn't needed.
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Hello Gop,

My apologies! I am obviously having a brain-freeze moment :) You are absolutely correct! You can now use Yola Bronze or Yola Silver for publishing to an externally bought domain.

Thanks for correction on this!