Step #3 – Move your domain’s hosting to PSMU

This is a one-time, easy step to complete

Blogging

IMPORTANT: 

If you’re moving your blog from another WordPress site that’s not already on PSMU,  then you’ll need to export your old content before you can proceed with the steps below.

Go to dashboard – tools – export content and export everything including your media files, then send that xml file to us to import for you on a PSMU theme of your choice. We’ll let you know when to proceed with switching your A records after all your content has been moved over successfully.

If you’re a brand new blogger with no previous content to import, then disregard the above and proceed with the steps below.

To move over to PSMU to host your blog, you’ll need to Point Your Domain’s A Records over to our servers. This allows us to host your blog on our servers in order to deliver all the benefits from our Blogging Service. This task is not only easy to accomplish, but can be done or undone in just a few minutes.

If you want email on your domain (example: steve@yourdomain.com), moving your domain’s hosting over to PSMU does not alter the email service provided by your domain registrar. Please use their email services as they normally provide them.

GODADDY INSTRUCTIONS:

It may help to have the tutorial open in another tab on your browser so that you can pause it as you complete the steps within your account on GoDaddy.

Sign into your account at http://www.godaddy.com, then click on your name in the top right corner of the screen. Next,  choose Manage My Domains under the Quick Links panel.

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The look of your DNS manager will depend on the viewing mode for your account. It’s either list view or card view. The first set of instructions is for card view. If your screen doesn’t look like the image below, then please look further down where it says “list view” and follow those instructions instead.

CARD VIEW:

In card view, your account will look like this:

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Select the domain name you want to use, click Text Icon (Settings) and select Manage DNS. Next, click on the pencil icon next to Record Type A.

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Copy and paste this IP Address 198.23.60.29 into the section labeled “points to” and then click save in the bottom. Make sure to paste over the old IP address and only have the new one remaining. 

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That’s it!

To confirm that you have pointed your A records correctly, type your domain name into your browser and it should take you to a page not found page with this picture.

It may take a few hours to up to 2 days (in very rare occasions) at the longest to have your blog go live as these changes need to propagate across the Internet. Most often it will take under two hours.

The next set of instructions is for people in the list view. If you were able to follow the instructions above, then you can disregard everything below and proceed to step #4.

LIST VIEW:

If your screen doesn’t look like the one above, then you’re in list view.

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Click on the drop down menu next to your domain name and choose Manage DNS.

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Next, under actions, click on the little pencil edit icon. Copy and paste this IP Address 198.23.60.29 into the section labeled “points to” and then click finish in the bottom. Make sure to paste over the previous IP Address and only leave this new one. Then make sure to SAVE what you have done.

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To confirm that you have pointed your A records correctly, type your domain name into your browser and it should take you to a page not found page with this picture.

It may take a few hours to up to 2 days (in very rare occasions) at the longest to have your blog go live as these changes need to propagate across the Internet. Most often it will take under two hours.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ALL OTHER DOMAN REGISTRARS:

If you have registered your domain under a different service than GoDaddy, then please contact them and give them the simple instructions in the IMPORTANT NOTE section below. FYI, these changes are super easy for any domain registrar to make on your behalf.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are not using Godaddy, then please contact your domain registrar (where you registered your domain) and ask them to help you do the following:

  1. Have them point the A Record for your domain to our servers at this IP address – 198.23.60.29
  2. Please have them create a second A Record pointing to the same IP address for www.yourdomain.com (where yourdomain.com is actually the domain that you registered). This way, anyone typing in the www part prior to your domain will still get to your blog online.

Now continue on to Step #4, selecting your blog’s theme (the look and feel of your blog).