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Thread: site and mail on different servers

  1. #1
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    site and mail on different servers

    Hi all,

    I'm no expert when it comes to DNS settings. I'm transfering a site (website and mail accounts) to a new server.
    Mail has been succesfully transfered, but the site is very large and might take some work.

    So I would like to have my client to use his mail on the new server, but temporarily point the site to it's old place (wich is still running)

    Do I simply need to put the old IP in the A records ?
    Or are other settings neccessary ?

    I'm using :

    ftp A IP.of.new.server
    thesite.be. A IP.of.new.server
    mail A IP.of.new.server
    pop A IP.of.new.server
    smtp A IP.of.new.server
    www A IP.of.new.server
    thesite.be. NS ns1.newserver.be.
    thesite.be. NS ns2.newserver.be.
    thesite.be. NS ns3.newserver.be.
    thesite.be. MX 10 mail
    thesite.be. TXT "v=spf1 a mx ip4:IP.of.new.server ip6:IPof:new:server ~all"
    ftp AAAA IPof:new:server
    thesite.be. AAAA IPof:new:server
    mail AAAA IPof:new:server
    pop AAAA IPof:new:server
    smtp AAAA IPof:new:server
    www AAAA IPof:new:server

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    You can simply put the old IP in the A records for the things you like to use on the old server (like www and ftp and domain name).
    For mail you have to set the correct A records to the new IP like mail, pop, smtp.

    Now depending on which one is the DA server, you might have to look at this:
    https://help.directadmin.com/item.php?id=8

    It's kind of like the same setting on Cpanel. If you have your old server being an Cpanel server, you have to set the dns to remote mail.
    Greetings, Richard.

  3. #3
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    Dear Richard,

    Both servers happen to be DA servers (lucky me).
    The only thing ... the new server runs PHP7.1 while the old one was PHP5.6

    So I had to rework the whole site to get things working, and that's why I want the mail to already run on the new server, but point the site to the old.

    Thanks for your kind help and information (as always) ... really appreciated !!!!

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