Pointing existing domain to WHH hosting environment without loosing existing DNS records

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plindelauf / 8 Points
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2013-07-11 8:10 am EST
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My domainname is registered at Enom. There I have setup my Google Apps MX records and several other DNS records, like an A record pointing to my current hosting environment.

I want to move my hosting to Webhostinghub. Everything is ready to go live, but I'm a bit reluctant to do so. It seems to be WHH's policy not to point to the hosting environment with an A record, but instead to change the NS records for my domain all together. If I'm not mistaken, that would mean that I loose all my DNS settings at Enom.

What is the best way to go forward?
1. Copy all the DNS records to WHH, point the NS records at Enom to WHH and delete all the DNS records at Enom, or
2. Leave all the non-hosting related DNS record set at Enom and somehow make sure that mydomain.com and www.mydomain.com get routed to WHH (how?)
3. some other way that I did not think of.

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johnpaulb-whh2
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2013-07-11 9:44 am EST
Hello plindelauf,

Thank you for your question. There are several ways to accomplish this, it depends where you want to host your DNS.

If you want to keep your DNS hosted at Enom:

You can simply point an A record to your Shared IP address, which can be viewed in cPanel.

If you want to host the DNS with Web Hosting Hub:

You can setup your Google Apps MX records by using the MX entry button in cPanel. Then, add any additional DNS entries you need using the Advanced Zone Editor in cPanel. Then, point to our Nameservers after you have setup all your DNS entries with us.

Remember: Anytime you modify the DNS, it can take up to 24 hours to propagate to he world.

If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below.
Thank you,

-John-Paul

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John-Paul,

Thanks for the clear answer. I would then like to keep my DNS records where they are: at Enom.

Just to be sure: pointing an A record to the Shared IP address is a supported method by you, right? By which I mean: should that IP address change for some reason in the future, I would get notified beforehand, so that I can make the appropriate changes to my A record. I would not want you saying that I should have used the NS approach in the first place (since that theoretically gives you more control over the mapping of domain names to IP addresses)...

Thanks, Pascal
plindelauf
8 Points

2013-07-11 9:53 am EST
Hello plindelauf,

Pointing an A record to our hosting is very commonly done, so it is definitely a supported method for hosting with us.

We typically don't change the shared IP address, but in a rare case we do, we would notify everyone on the server since it will affect many people.

If you are pointed to our Nameservers, then you wouldn't have to update the 'A record' if any change is made to the Shared IP address.

If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below.
Thank you,

-John-Paul
johnpaulb-whh2
9,026 Points
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2013-07-11 10:44 am EST
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