What is a Sitebeat Domain?
Sitebeat Domain is the domain name connected to Sitebeat upon purchase.
Your Sitebeat registration is packaged with a domain name of your choice. Whether an existing domain name is connected to Sitebeat upon purchase or you chose to register a new domain name along with Sitebeat, the system automatically recognises this as the web address that you can use for publishing your Sitebeat website.
Using the Sitebeat Domain
Using the Sitebeat Domain means you are ready to publish your website live so when visitors enter your Sitebeat Domain in their browser, e.g. mydomain.com, they’ll be able to view your website from their device.
When publishing a site, your account will automatically publish the site using your main domain, regardless of which project card you try to publish.
Note: If you have multiple registered domains under your account and you try to access them, they will just redirect to your main domain. If you want to change your main domain and use your other registered domains to publish your website, please contact Sitebeat Support so we can assist you. This action can only be done on our end because attached services like SSL cannot be transferred from one domain to another.
Follow the steps below to publish your site from your Sitebeat Dashboard:
- Log In to access the Sitebeat dashboard.
- In the My Sites section, click the Drafts tab where you can view the sites that are not yet published.
- Click the [...] Ellipsis Icon on the project card that you want to publish, and then click Publish.
Once the site is published, a Live button appears on the upper-left corner of the project card.
Below are two other ways on how you can publish a site:
- Click the Edit Site option on the project card. On the Sitebeat Editor, click the Publish button at the top-right corner of the page.
- Click Preview beside the Publish button to preview your page first, and then click the Publish button at the bottom-right corner of the page.
To Unpublish, click the [...] Ellipsis Icon at the top-right corner of the project card, and then click Unpublish. Click Yes, Unpublish to confirm.
Note: While Sitebeat allows you to work on a maximum of three projects at the same time, you can only Publish one website Live.
Managing the Sitebeat Domain
All your registered domains are found under the Domains column of your Sitebeat Dashboard. Each domain card displays the following details: Domain Name, Status, Expiry Date, Domain Lock, and SLL Certificate setting.
Manage your Sitebeat Domain using the steps below:
- Log In to access the Sitebeat dashboard.
- Under Domains, click the Manage link of the domain that you wish to manage.
- You will now be routed to its Domain Info page. Proceed with the following steps to manage your domain:
Access your Registry Key Click the [...] Ellipsis Icon on the Overview heading, and then click Registry Key. This is also known as the Domain Password or UDAI Key, which you can use to transfer a domain name to another registrar. Lock the Domain Click Domain Lock, select On, and then click Update. This will protect your domain from unsolicited transfers to other registrars. Update Name Servers Click the Name Servers tab. Hover your mouse pointer over your current name server, and then click the Modify link that appears. Change the record information or click the Add NS link to add more, and then click Update. Update DNS Settings Click the DNS Settings tab. Hover your pointer over your current DNS record and click the Modify link that appears. Change the record information or click the Add A Record link to add more of the same record, and then click Update. Add Other DNS Records Still under the DNS Settings tab, click the [...] Ellipsis Icon on the DNS List heading and click Add Record. Select the record type from the drop-down list, then click Add. Enter the record information and click Update. Modify Administration Contact Information Click the Administration tab. Hover your mouse pointer over the type of contact that you wish to manage. For Registrant Contact, click the Change Owner link that appears, enter the new contact information, and then click Update. For Admin, Tech, and Billing Contacts, click the Modify link to update the contact information.
You’ve just learned how to use and manage your Sitebeat Domain Name. If you have any questions, you may contact our 24/7 Sitebeat Support