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I have recently setup a new website on WebFaction ... but have a problem with the website so i need to revert to the older server ONLY for the website. i wish to have WebFaction Email web mail etc. i.e. everything but website.

I went to change the DNS info at my registrar. and they ask for the following info:

An A Record (or host name) associates a specific address with a specific IP address (secure.yourdomain.com >> 11.222.333.444)

Host Points To:
mx 66.96.142.50
mx 66.96.142.51
mx 66.96.142.52

generaldisplaysrl.com 66.96.161.166

pop 66.96.161.166
smtp 66.96.161.166
mail 66.96.161.166 
imap  66.96.161.166

ftp 66.96.161.166

* 66.96.161.166

email 66.96.161.48
webmail 66.96.161.48

what do i change and to what? my old domain server which is still active to receive http requests is 173.208.44.156

and i think i should change the MX to : mx7.webfaction.com (75.126.113.165), mx8.webfaction.com (75.126.24.68) mx8.webfaction.com (75.126.24.68)

but the rest??

PS those 66.96.xx numbers are generic examples

asked 19 Jan '14, 03:26

baba
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edited 19 Jan '14, 03:36


Yes, you'll need to only set the MX records, and nothing else. Those are (as seen here):

mx7.webfaction.com
mx8.webfaction.com
mx9.webfaction.com

If you don't change anything besides the MX records, then only email should be affected. Hope that helps!

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answered 19 Jan '14, 06:01

ryans ♦♦
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thanks. But what about the name server settings. currently i have it set to point to nsi1-4.webfaction.com....Should i change that to point to the old web server??/ i.e. point to dns1.oldserverr.com

(20 Jan '14, 00:52) baba

If you're only changing the MX records, then you wouldn't be changing the nameservers at all; you'd be changing the MX records on those nameservers.

If you do want to change the nameservers to WebFaction's nameservers, then the A records and MX records will update to ours automatically. So, then you'd need to make a DNS override in the WebFaction Control Panel to point the A record at your old host.

(20 Jan '14, 03:47) ryans ♦♦

PS the other registrar asked me what the priority settings are for the mx records with Webfaction 10, 20 30 ??

(20 Jan '14, 03:59) baba

By default, we use:

15 mx7.webfaction.com
10 mx8.webfaction.com
10 mx9.webfaction.com
(20 Jan '14, 04:14) ryans ♦♦
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Well, not good over there.

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answered 22 Jan '14, 14:30

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