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How Do I Migrate To Distil: Rackspace

Migrating Your Website to Distil Using Rackspace DNS:

Rackspace provides an easy to use and understand DNS system.  Migrating your Rackspace 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 the Rackspace Cloud Server Control Panel 
  2. Navigate to your Cloud Server overview page, by selecting Hosting 
  3. Click Cloud Servers. 
  4. Click on the link for your Cloud Server. 
  5. Click on the DNS tab at the top. This is where you will modify your DNS records. 
  6. Click on the domain in the Domain Management screen. 
  7. Click on the Add button to add our first record — a new window should appear. 
  8. In the Name field enter www
  9. In the Content field enter www.yourwebsite.com.distil.us
  10. Rackspace recommends you set the TTL to 60 seconds. 
  11. Set the Type to CNAME. 
  12. Click OK

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

  1. log into the Rackspace Cloud Server Control Panel 
  2. Navigate to your Cloud Server overview page, by selecting Hosting 
  3. Click Cloud Servers. 
  4. Click on the link for your Cloud Server. 
  5. Click on the DNS tab at the top. This is where you will modify your DNS records. 
  6. Click on the domain in the Domain Management screen. 
  7. Click on the Add button to add our first record — a new window should appear. 
  8. In the Name field be sure your base domain is entered  
  9. In the Content field  enter the IP address given to you by Distil in either the Add Domain wizard in the portal or in your deployment email
  10. Rackspace recommends you set the TTL to 60 seconds. 
  11. Set the Type to A. 
  12. Press the OK button to save your record.
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