How can I switch my domain to a new site I built?

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I created a second website on my account and would like to switch my domain to that one. Can I do this without deleting my original design?
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Here's how you can associate your domain with another website on your account.

  1. Click Domains link in the left navigation menu.

  2. Scroll down until you see your domain name and click Change Site Association.



  3. Choose the website you'd like your domain name to point to using the drop-down menu.


  4. Click Save to confirm the change. It may take some time for this change to reflect.

    **If the site you are switching to is built in Website Builder**

  5. Click Websites Manager, choose the site you are working with, click Edit Site, and Publish.

    *IF YOU GET A 404 ERROR on your published site, please follow the instructions in this article to fix this:
    https://community.homestead.com/homestead/topics/fixing-the-website-builder-404-error


Hope that helps!

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Hi Mike I got a new domain name and I want my website to point to the new domain name instead which is hosted with another company.  What do I have to do?
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Good morning jane8845,  I see only 1 domain pointed from Godaddy to us.  You have only 1 website with us as well.  What are you trying to do?

Drew
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I followed these steps to change our website to the new version I made, but now when I try to go to my website, I get a 404 error.  The domain is registered elsewhere...could this be causing a problem?  The website is aecprinting.com and I am trying to point the domain to the aectestsite.homesteadcloud.com site I just finished building.  Please help!
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Whoops, nevermind.  I solved it!  I hadn't "published" the new site...I only pointed the domain at it.  Phew!
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Excellent!
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I had an existing website and domain with Homestead. I registered a second domain and created a second website, but when I try to navigate to it, I end up back at my first website. Any ideas on how to fix that?

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Web address takes me to the wrong domain..
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I created a 2nd domain with Intuit, which has processed and is now available, but I'm unable to view and change the website in Website Manager. Any thoughts?

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Website Manager for 2nd domain.
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I have 6 domains that I intended to act as 6 seperate web sites. Currently when I update one with SiteBuilder all 6 sites are updating simultaneous. I need these to function as individual sites in order to market seperate brands and services.

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Multiple Domains currently acting as One Website? How do I change ?.
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I created a new domain name under my existing website, so does that mean that domain is now part of my website. I was trying to create a new website but I did something wrong. Please help!

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New domain name, new website.
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Hi Katie -

You'll need to create a new website to go with the domain. To add a new one, simple log in and go to Websites Manager > Add New Website (in the upper right corner). Your website URL will be http://newwebsitename.homestead.com, but once you have a new site, you can follow the steps above go associate it with a domain

Thanks,
Aubrey
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I have a domain name, but when I type it into my browser URL bar, it loads a landing page like the page doesn't exist. When I type in the mydomain.homestead.com URL, it loads my site. How do I get mydomain.com to go to my website? It's not available to select from the drop down list in the "Change Site Association" page.
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What is the new domain name?

Drew
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tomberlawn.com
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I have a new domain now how do i go into it and create it

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I have a domain name how do I create it.
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Hi Dawn -

Please check out the steps above. You'll need to associate your new domain to the new site you created, then you should be all set.

Take care,
Aubrey
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Some time ago, I created a website. Now, I got another domain, which has nothing to do with the first one. It is an entirely different project. For some reason, the second website redirects to the first one. I want to build an entirely new website, but can't figure out how to gain access to it.

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New website points to old one against my wishes..
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I'm having the same problem.
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I'm having the same problem
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Brian1384, If you don't see the link at the top-right, then scroll down and look for a link that says "Website Management Tools" and expand the link open. It will expose another menu with additional choices, where you'll find the link.

Mike
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neither one of those links are available on the website manager   HELP
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William S

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Hello Shawna,

The conversation above was an older and may not apply. What are you trying to do?
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I recently purchased a new domain so that I can build/design a separate website in addition to the ones I already have. However, the new domain is pointing towards one of the existing websites. How do I get it to be a new, stand alone website?

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New domain for new website.
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I do not want the intuit name on my web address is that not an option ?.
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Have I missed something that is obvious?

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
How do I associate a new domain name purchased through Homestead name with my homestead address?.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
I have two domains, do I have to have two SiteBuilder's?.


I have two domains, but I can't seem to switch my Site builder to build the second site. Please tell me the best way to build this second site so the new (second) domain is used.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
new domain publishing.


i just purchased a new domain name through Homestead. how do i publish what i publish what i'm creating in Sitebuilder under the new domain name?
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
how to published an assoicated site to a pointed domain.


Added a new domain as pointed and associated site is not showing up on the website. www.rashidalambert.com. It is showing another associatedsite.
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How can I come back to my old site which I created back in 2008? Can anybody help?
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I have added domain in my old website which was a mistake I did. Now the contents of my old website is pointing/publishing in the new domain. My old website is www.sikderdinasty.com and new domain is www.dohsjessore.com. Plz help.
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It appears the site in your account was created in 2008 as you mention above. I do see that both domains are associated with this same site. What is it that you want to change exactly?

Mike
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
I bought a new domain but homestead pointed it at an already existing domain. How doo I change this?.


I bought a new domain but homestead has pointed it to a different domain I already own. I did not ask that this be down. When I open the drop down list, my new domain is not listed. But it is listed on the amin menu as a domain I own. Is this a mistake on the part of Homestead or is there something I can do on my own to fix this. Just pointing my new web domain at itself is not an option as it does not appear in the drop down box. Thank you.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Replacing a Website.


I have a website and it needed updating. I would like to keep that website up and running while I build a new one. I clicked add website and am building the new site. I would like to replace the original site with my new one. How do I do that?
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Once you are ready for the new site to go live, just publish it, and then follow the steps in this thread to re-associate the domain name with your new site.

Mike

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I am trying to do the same thing as this post.  My main URL/Website is LIVE and I want to publish a new website once I complete it. When the new website is completed will I be able use the current URL name and switch it over without having to us a different sub-domain?  I want the new website to keep the www.folapostolic.com address.  Please advise.  Thank YOu
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Hi FOL Admin,

Yes.  Once you finish and publish the new site, then follow the instructions in this topic and change the site association.  Keep in mind in might take up to an hour from the time you switch to the time the new site comes up, so be a little patient.

Thanks

Drew
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Awesome!  Thank you.
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You're welcome
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
how do i work on another domain that i have on here?.


i have 2 domains here. how do i switch?
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I am guessing what you really mean is "how do I work on the site?" not the domain. If this is correct, you'll want to associate the domain with the website. Follow the steps in this thread. Then after you have the domain connected to the correct site it will show up in the drop-down menu on the Websites Manager page.

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Thanks!

Mike
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HI! I BADLY NEED YOUR HELP GUYS.
I HAVE CONNECTED A DOMAIN TO ONE OF MY WEBSITES HERE AT HOMESTEAD, BUT I POINTED ANOTHER DOMAIN TO THE SAID WEBSITE LAST MONTH.. NOW, I WANT MY OLD DOMAIN TO POINT ON THAT WEBSITE AGAIN BUT ONCE I SAVE THE "CHANGE SITE ASSOCIATION"
HOMESTEAD IS NO LONGER GIVING ME A NAMESERVER.. PLEASE HELP
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I'll be happy to help you fix it. I see you have several pointed domains. Can you tell me specifically which site and domains you need fixed or re-associated?

Mike
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I recently dropped "domain A.com" in favor of "domain B.com," which was a subdomain of "domain A.com." When I go to "Change Site Association," I don't have "domain B.com" as an option. The closest I can come is "domain A.homestead.com." Also, my Site Stats are trying to show me "domain A.com" when this domain doesn't even exist anymore.

Hopefully, I'm being a tad bit more clear than mud, lol.
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Cavaliersoftexas.com is exactly the same web site as kingdomcavaliers.com. It's published. This one web site had both domains for awhile - both cavaliersoftexas.com AND kingdomcavaliers.com. I recently dropped the domain, kingdomcavaliers.com. Yet, when I publish my web pages and choose to view them automatically, I don't see my web pages, but rather, I get homestead.com. If one tries to go to kingdomcavaliers.com, what comes up is homestead.com since I dropped the kingdomcavaliers.com domain name. This entire situation is in reference to one web site, just different domain names.
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When I go to the "rename" option on Websites Manager, the domain, "kingdomcavaliers.homestead.com" is not listed so I can't rename it. When I go to "Change Site Association" on the Domains link, the domain, "cavaliersoftexas.com" is not there. Does that make sense? Am I confused?
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Sorry, I realize this is confusing. If a site has a domain name associated with it, you won't see the subdomain in the list. You'll have to choose the actual domain name (cavaliersoftexas.com), from the dropdown, and then click the rename link.
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HEY! It just now started working properly! When I publish my pages I'm now taken to "cavalierkingcharles.org" which works fine. Perhaps I should have waited it out before getting concerned. (We're still talking about only 1 web site.)

...but I still don't have the option to change the name, "kingdomcavaliers.homestead.com." I find this odd, but as long as everything is working properly, I'm not going to complain.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME. =)
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Yes. you can still rename it so it matches the actual domain name.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
How can I switch my domain to a new site I built in SiteBuilder Plus?.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
New Domain needing a different website.


I have just bought a new domain that I don't want to be associated with the two I already own. It needs its own website. How do I do that?
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
my site is being forward to my new site how do I undo that?.


I added a new website to my package and its being forwarded to my current site...How do I undo that. I am creating a brand new site but its not in my web manager for editing however it is in my domain with the site association of my current business site and I don't want that...Can anyone help me fix this?
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Site Builder Plus on other domains..


I have three domains, only one has SiteBuilder Plus. How do I add to all three. Thinking using Homestead was a mistake, other web hosting companies have 24/7 support. Dissapointed.