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DNS modification (shared to dedicated server) with Plesk

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Hi there,

I have a certain "ABC.com" site share-hosted at GoDaddy (working perfectly) but now I need to "migrate" it to a dedicated server also located at GoDaddy.

I have already uploaded all files to the (new dedicated) server, but I don´t have any idea how should I "disconnect" the website from the share-hosted space and connect it to the dedicated-server (specific this-site) space.

I guess it´s a matter of redirecting the DNS, but I don´t know exactly how to proceed.

Question: could someone tell me, step-by-step, how to make this modification?  

Thanks a lot,
fskilnik.

P.S.: I have access to the "Plesk" environment on my dedicated server.
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Conner Turner earned 2000 total points
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Hello fskilnik,

Migrating a website with Plesk is pretty straight forward,

Firstly from within your admin dashboard of Plesk navigate to:

"My Webspaces" and then click "Add a Webspace in Power User View" once on that page you will be asked to enter some information regarding your Website.

The Domain Name of the website is the worded URL that you wish to use,
Select an IP form the drop-down list that Plesk has given you,
FTP Username is the username you wish to use for FTP (File Transfer Protocol)
FTP Password is the password you wish to use for FTP (File Transfer Protocol)
and finally repeat that password and click Ok.

From here on it requires work that Plesk cannot handle you will need to login to the Domain Registrar to change some DNS Settings of your Website.

I recommend using Cloudflare (http://cloudflare.com) for future handling of DNS settings as its simple interface makes it easier to navigate and use, however we will need to create an A Record to link your website with the Bind IP of the Server, to do this Login to your Domain Registrar and navigate to a page where your DNS is handled and Create a new A Record:

The Host name or Name will be your domain name (you can also use the "@" symbol if DNS supports wildcards)

Your Point To section is the IPv4 Address of the dedicated server

TTL is optional this may be set as default if not set to 300

Now you may want to re-upload the content using the Plesk FTP information set-up Earlier, also if any other previous A records are set to your domain name then they must be deleted before continuing as you may encounter a resolve conflict.

Then depending on how quick DNS servers are to push your data you may have to wait up to 24 hours for this to work and you should have the page disconnected

I Hope this works and Good Luck!
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by:fskilnik
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Hi, Conner!

Thanks a lot for the very detailed answer.

I could create the webspace in Plesk exactly as suggested, and the continuation is marvellously explained but... I could not find the IPv4 address of the dedicated server yet.

Please wait a bit more because I am looking for it!

Thanks a lot and I will come back here in (say) approx. 15min (finding it or not)...
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by:fskilnik
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Well, I guess it is simply the IP of the dedicated server... (and I will use it now). Please let me know if I am wrong, because I will continue now with your instructions from this!
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by:fskilnik
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Well, I guess I did it right, because I could see the new A record, the redirection in terms of the new IP... uau... great!

Thanks a lot, Conner. Really!

(If in 24h nothing occurs, I will open another EE post on the matter and come back to offer you the opportunity to follow the new EE post.)

Regards and have a great day/new year!
fskilnik.
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