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How Do I Migrate To Distil: Namecheap

Migrating Your Website to Distil Using Namecheap DNS:

Namecheap provides an easy to use and understand DNS system.  Migrating your Namecheap 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  NameCheap.com 
  2. Click My Account 
  3. Click Manage Domains. 
  4. Under Domain Names, click the domain you wish to modify 
  5. Click All Host Records in the menu on the left 
  6. Under Sub Domain Settings type www 
  7. In the IP Address / URL field enter www.yourwebsite.com.distil.us
  8. In the Record Type menu select CNAME (Alias) 
  9. Click Save Changes

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

  1. Log into your account at NameCheap 
  2. Click Manage Domains 
  3. Click the domain you wish to set the A Record for 
  4. Click All Host Records on the left. 
  5. Under the Host Name column Locate the @ line. 
  6. Enter the IP address given to you by Distil in either the Add Domain wizard in the portal or in your deployment email
  7. Choose A (Address) in the Record Type menu 
  8. Click Save Changes 
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