linking yola to a site on hostmonster

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I noticed info on how to link my yola pages to sites purchased through Go Daddy, but I have a site through hostmonster and I wasn't able to redirect my IP address using the info that you provided. Can you help me link my site?
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Gail DelSavio

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Valika

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I've checked Host Monster and it's a web hosting service providing free domain for each account. So what do you want to do? I guess you already have a domain and hosting account there and you created your site with the yola sitebuilder, right? In this case you need to read the following helping topic on yola support site and follow the instructions written there:
how to download your site and host it elsewhere
I used the same publishing method before, it's easy and works!
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Hi Gail,

Downloading your site and hosting it with Hostmonster, using the steps that Valika gave you (thanks Valika!) can be done, but we don't think it's the best option. Each time you make a change to your site, you will need to re-upload it to Hostmonster instead of clicking on "Update my Site" in the Yola site builder.

It looks like Hostmonster can point your domain to Yola - I found this link on their support pages: http://helpdesk.hostmonster.com/kb/in.... You'll need to send them a support ticket in order to do so.

Please let us know if you need any other information.
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Randy

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I tried the link Marije posted and it doesn't work anymore.

I also use Hostmonster for the files that I have on my site. Before going with Yola I had no problems because www.mcran.com was pointing to Hostmonster. Now it is pointing to Yola (208.75.208.172). I had this done on Godaddy because Godaddy is where I purchased my domain from.

Today when I tried to go to my Yola site using www.mcran.com, no problem at all except that all the links on my Playlists, Interviews, and Archives pages are broken because they are pointing back to the files I have on Hostmonster.

When I contacted Hostomonster today, they did a redirect on their end to Yola (208.75.208.172). Actually I had them redirect to mcran.yolasite.com because this was the address I used when first setting up Yola. This should work?

They told me it would take a few hours to propogate properly before the links on my site will work again. I just want to make sure I did everything right.

Thanks!!
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Hi Randy,
Did you have them edit the the A Records to point towards our ip address so that your domain can be hosted with us? If that is the case, that should work. Just let us know if you have any trouble.

Kind Regards,
Emmy
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Randy

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Hi Emmy,

Attached is the A record on Godaddy that there support person helped me set up. When you go to www.mcran.com, you will see the Yola site I created. What you might no see are the four pictures of me at the top of the page () and the links that are in the rest of my pages. This is because they refer back to the files that I have on my Hostmonster server so they are broken because www.mcran.com now points to Yola (208.75.208.172). I'm not sure how to fix this.

Like I said above, Hostmonster did a redirect at there end to mcran.yolasite.com which I would presume would be 208.75.208.172. If so, this should work?

Hostmonster told me to wait a few hours for the redirect change to propagate properly.
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Emmy

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Hi Randy,
I see that the images on the bottom of your home page are not showing, that is because they are being hosted elsewhere. If you upload the images into your File Manager in Yola, and then add them to your page they will be available, because they will then be hosted with Yola.

Let me know if you have any trouble with this.

Emmy
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Randy

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Hi Emmy,

I got the pictures working by uploading them to my Files Manager. The more pressing concern is not being able to view/play any of the links on my other pages because they point back to the Hostmonster server. Like I posted earlier, Hostmonster told me that by them redirecting the mcran.com back to Yola, I should be OK once everything has propagated properly. Should I have told them to redirect to 208.75.208.172 instead of mcran.yolasite.com? If so, I can call them back and have them do this if this is the proper way to go and it will all work in the end.
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Randy

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This has been one very interesting day for me. I learned quite a bit. I contacted Hostmonster again. The told me to create a sub domain in My Hostmonster account. They in my GoDaddy account, I created a new A record with the same name as my new Hostmonster sub domain which points back to the Hostmonster IP address.

So now, all I have to do is replace the links I have already established on my Yola pages for example:

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I replace www.mcran.com with sd.mcran.com which is the sub domain I created in my Hostmonster account and it should work properly. I will cross my fingers (again :)), and post back with success or failure.
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Emmy

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Great work Randy! Let us know how it goes :)
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Randy

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I am redoing my links as I write this and everything is working great!!!! Go to my site (www.mcran.com) and click on any of the interviews on the interviews page. Should work great now! Won't take me long to update all the other links. Now if I can figure out how to properly implement custom menus into my site. I have another thread going at the moment regarding this. :)
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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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Looking good! I am also learning from your experience, so I really appreciate you sharing it. I also appreciate your willingness and determination to work through issues. I am sure we can get your custom menu sorted out between us!
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Randy

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Because I have a background in customer support, I learned early on how important it is to work through issues. It's actually fun. Frustration is there but you just have to acknowledge it and move on positively. Once I can wrap my head around implementing menus, that would be great. I would love to see some kind of GUI implemented in Yola that would allow users to quickly select a menu choice, tweak it to their liking and implement it into their site(s). For me this embodies the spirit and raison d'etre behind Yola :)
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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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Couldn't agree more about the need for us to implement an easy to use solution. Creating a custom drop down menu with HTML is very challenging and way too complex for our target audience. I promise you this feature request is very high on our to do list, but other priorities always seem to get ahead of it :( Hope we can deliver on this one soon!
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Randy

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Fir sure. This would really propel Yola even further into the mainstream when it comes to web site building. The more you can implement GUI solutions to difficult code solutions, you will reach even more people with an even more appealing product:)