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How Do I Migrate To Distil: Dreamhost

Migrating Your Website to Distil Using Dreamhost DNS:

Dreamhost provides an easy to use and understand DNS system. Migrating your Dreamhost domain is a simple process that involves two steps:

  • Change your CNAME record for www.website.com to point to a CNAME provided by Distil
  • Change your A Record entry for website.com to point to an IP provided by Distil 

Editing your www CNAME to point to Distil's Network

  1. Log in to your account at DreamHost 
  2. Click Control Panel. 
  3. Click Domains. 
  4. Click Manage Domains 
  5. Click the DNS link located under your domain 
  6. In the Name field type www 
  7. Change the Type to CNAME 
  8. In the Value field enter www.yourwebsite.com.distil.us
  9. Click the Add Record Now! button to add the record.

Editing your root domain yourwebsite.com A Record to point to Distil's Network

  1. Log in to your account at DreamHost 
  2. Click Control Panel. 
  3. Click Domains. 
  4. Click Manage Domains. 
  5. Select the DNS link under the domain to which you wish to add the record. 
  6. Leave the Name field blank. 
  7. Change the Type to A. 
  8. In the Value field enter the IP address given to you by Distil in either the Add Domain wizard in the portal or in your deployment email
  9. Click the Add Record Now! button to add the record.
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