I'm currently working on moving our website to another server but I need to test it out ahead of time to make sure it's working properly to ensure a smooth transition. I have both servers setup but I need to know how to change the registrar dns settings to work with 1 server for the website and 1 server for the email.
Website will be 70.40.x.x
Email Server will be 216.144.x.x (this is the existing server)
Both are out on the net (not internal). I've logged into our registrar, dotster, and have checked the dns settings but can't seem to get a clear answer on how to do this.
Currently from what I've read, I need to change dns at my registrar (from the old servers ns1.oldhost.com/ns2.oldhos
t.com) to the new servers dns(ns1.newhost.com/ns2.ne
Then add an MX record to point to the old server (216.144.x.x) under the pop server name mail.flstatedist.com
Is this correct? is that it? I need to make sure after changing dns to the new host that our company doesn't lose any emails so I want the website to change before the email....from the looks of it, I need to change both at the same time? new dns servers then add an mx record?
Here's also a link to our registrars dns management interface:
What from that section needs to be configured? Some people tell me just mx, others say cname, others have told me mx and A.
Thanks in advance!