How to approach this domain transfer from Google sites?

I have a site, which is a Google site. I’ve completely redesigned it and have my own HTML, CSS and PHP and need to host it without Google (or with?). I want this to become the new

I’ve read a lot on here about changing A records, and was wondering if that was possible for this particular instance. So I change the A record for to point to the IP address of the new site which is hosted by me. However, what does this mean for the domain name? Will it need to be pointed to something like or will I be able to keep it as, which is really the way I want it.

Sorry, I’ve never tangled with this before and I’m really a bit stuck. Any help would be greatly appreciated and I’m happy to clarify if I’ve done a bad job above.

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If you have already transferred all the old data into your new server(maybe is digitalocean droplets),you can go to your server console to see it’s IP address,and then copy it,modify the old address to the new one.You can keep your origin domain for sure.

Have a nice day.