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How Do I Migrate To Distil: Hostmonster

Migrating Your Website to Distil Using Hostmonster DNS:

Hostmonster provides an easy to use and understand DNS system.  Migrating your Hostmonster 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 into the cPanel at www.hostmonster.com or login.hostmonster.com
  2. Select the DNS Zone Editor icon in the Domains section.
  3. Select the domain you are modifying from the drop-down box.
  4. Scroll down to the heading named Add DNS Record.
  5. In the Host Record field, enter the your www.
  6. Set the TTL to 1 Minute.
  7. Select CNAME for your application from the the drop-down labeled Type.
  8. In the Points To field, enter www.yourwebsite.com.distil.us
  9. Click Add Record.

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

  1. Log into the cPanel at www.hostmonster.com or login.hostmonster.com
  2. Select the DNS Zone Editor icon in the Domains section.
  3. Select the domain you are modifying from the drop-down box.
  4. Scroll down to the heading named "Add DNS Record.
  5. In the Host Record field, enter "@" to point to your base domain.
  6. Leave the TTL field at it's default setting.
  7. Select A Record from the Type drop-down menu
  8. In the Points To 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 Add Record
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