This is very basic one but this will definitively helps the one who is trying to setup up a website or blog. Buying domain name and hosting from different services providers is very Good option. If something goes wrong with your hosting account you wont loose you domain name and also you have 100% control over your domain name so that you can change your host provider when ever you want.
I generally buy domain for my clients and for my friends at name.com, internet.bs. You can check my post Top 6 domain registrars you can buy your domain name. When comes to hosting I prefer HostGator, DreamHost. Once you buy hosting at these services, instantly you will receive a detail email where you can find your login, password, Name Servers. Generally name servers are in the format of
Note the above NameServers
#1. Login to your domain control panel
#2. Here you have to Edit Name Servers which can find under options like ‘edit DNS names’, ‘Edit Name Servers’, ‘Edit DNS’, ’Custom DNS’ or other similar names.
#3. Now change the custom DNS servers to servers nsXX.abcd.com and nsYY.abcd.com
#4. Save it.
It takes 48-72 hours to update completly and your domain name is mapped to your host account.