|2-17-03, 02:54 PM||#1|
Switching web site to PowWeb
I will be switching my web site to PowWeb from another hosting company. Anyone have any input on what I will need to do? Thanks in advance...
|2-17-03, 03:17 PM||#2|
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Gulfcoast, TX
Hi jafr...hope you can join us
You need to go to, Verio I think and change your DNS info to point your domain name to Powweb servers once you have ordered your package. It will take 24/72 hrs for your domain name to propagate. Meantime you will have a temp so you can upload your files.
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|2-17-03, 03:23 PM||#3|
Join Date: Feb 2002
If you use FrontPage to publish your site, you'll save problems by waiting to publish to the new Powweb site until your DNS changes propogate throughout the internet. This usually takes about 1-2 days. Wait until you can type in your domain name and see the Powweb page.
It seems to work better if you do not try to publish using FrontPage to your temporary Powweb address.
All the best, Rick E
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|2-17-03, 04:23 PM||#4|
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: New Hampshire, USA
I am going to disagree with some of the advice. If you do not upload to PowWeb until after you make the DNS changes, your site will appear to be "down" to some users. I suggest uploading immediately using the FTP server name PowWeb assigns to you, testing the site using the temporary domain, and only after you are satisfied, making the DNS changes. Then wait a week before taking down the old site.
|2-17-03, 05:13 PM||#5|
just a former customer...
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Chicago, IL
The problem is, as Rick pointed out, that publishing to the temporary URL with Frontpage is prone to break the site when using the 'real' domain name to publish.
There are a few ways around this:
1. change your Internet settings to use Powweb's DNS (instead of your ISP's DNS). You'll be able to see your domain on Powweb as soon as they set it up (everyone else will still need to wait until their DNS catches up). After a week or so, you'll want to change your computer's DNS information back to your ISP's DNS machines.
2. add an entry to the hosts file on your computer with your domain name and the IP address of the Powweb server you're on. Again, after a week or so, you'll want to remove this entry.
Both methods should allow you to publish to your new Powweb site before the DNS change fully propagates through the DNS caches on the internet. The only problem is that you might not be able to access your old site (you'll want to ask your old host if they have a way to do this without using your domain).