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How to move Domain to a managed server?

Posted February 11, 2020 179 views
DigitalOcean

Hi there!
I have a droplet with a domain at DigitalOcean. The guy who set that up for me is no longer willing to support me … So I decided to move my page to a host which offers managed servers (like Strato for instance). As I unfortunately have no idea how DigitalOcean works it would be really great if someone please could let me know how this could be done.

Thank you very much in advance!

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Hi,nice to answer.According to your description,you have changed you server but you don’t modify the domain record to let it point to the new server.That’s easy,just ask your new server’s provider for the IP address,or most you can see ip in the console.Write it down and go to your DNS panel,just modify the old one to the new one.

If the steps you can’t understand or there is error occurred,please let me know.

Kind regards

Hello, @danans

Could you please let me know if you want to migrate the content of your site to another provider as well or you’re going to build a new website with the new provider?

If you’re going to build a new website you just need to adjust the DNS for the domain name. This is usually done by changing the nameservers for the domain name or only pointing the A record to the IP address of the new server. Your new host will give you more details about the DNS changes you need to make.

If you need to migrate your website’s files and database as well you can ask your new host if they have migration service and if they can handle the process for you. If not then you will need to take a backup of your files and database and copy/import them on the new server/host.

Hope this helps!

Regards,
Alex

Thank you very much, everyone!
After reading everything over and over again I think I’ll follow @aryan112 ’s advice and contact support to avoid any mistakes …

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