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How Do I Migrate To Distil: HostGator

Migrating Your Website to Distil Using HostGator DNS:

HostGator provides an easy to use and understand DNS system. Migrating your HostGator 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 your Plesk account page
  2. Click Domains 
  3. Click the domain name you wish to edit
  4. Click the Web Site menu and select DNS Settings
  5. Click the CNAME record to be edited
  6. Leave the Record type as CNAME
  7. In the Enter a domain name field, enter www.
  8. In the Enter a canonical name field, enter www.yourwebsite.com.distil.us
  9. Click OK

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

  1. Log into your Plesk account page 
  2. Click on Domains 
  3. Click on the domain name you wish to edit
  4. Click the Web Site menu and select DNS Settings
  5. Click on the A record to edit 
  6. Leave the "Record type" as A 
  7. In the Enter a domain name field enter your subdomain for example yoursite.com, enter signup in the field
  8. In the 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 OK
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