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How do I move my DNS to Pressidium?

How do I move my DNS to Pressidium?

To make things much easier for you, and to reduce the risk of issues & errors when you migrate your site to us we strongly recommend that you do not change your nameservers.

Instead all you need to do is modify the DNS records which point to your website. This is accomplished by simply adding a CNAME record which will point your website to Pressidium and removing the older entry. Your DNS server will now point your website record to Pressidium and all successive & consecutive lookups will be intelligently handled by Pressidium’s network of low-latency & globally distributed DNS servers.

This means that you should leave your primary domain name hosted on the name servers of where your purchased your domain from (ie., Goddady etc) which also allows you to continue to use the same DNS manager to modify your domain name records. The handy thing about this approach is that you will not need to modify your nameserver records, and there is no risk of downtime associated with name server propagation and erroneous NS records.

Important: Be very careful when modifying your DNS, changing your primary NS records can lead to really nasty effects, like your site and email going down – so we do not ever recommend this (in fact, we can’t stress this point enough).

For a complete step-by-step guide on how to map your website to Pressidium and how to set-up your DNS correctly please read this knowledge-base article (how do I add my domain to my site?). Also for detailed instructions on how to access your website see the “how do I access my site?” KB article.

As always if you have any questions or need any help with your DNS setup please feel free to open a support ticket and we will be more than happy to help you!