This is a really simple task and when you make the clone you can always go back if it does not work. So lets get started with a few types of containers that cant be just cloned over automatically.
If you are using our free testing domains as the primary domain or relying on it, you won't be able to move it. You can tell if it's the primary domain as it will be the domain listed on the main containers list.
Cloning a contaner
Go to the container in the dashboard and open it, once you do you will see a clone option at the top of the page.
Once you click on clone you will be presented with a list of locations, pick one and it will start the process, you will be told when the clone is done.
Now that you have moved your container the DNS for the domain may not be correct so you will need to update it.
Go to DNS and update the records to match the data at the top of the page.
Any of the records below in the DNS area that show the old locations NS or A records will need to be updated with the new NS and new IP address for the server. Without making this change our DNS will not provide the correct info for your site.
Update your domain
Now update your domain from your domain provider to point to the new Name Servers for the new location, this might take some time and DNS updates over the web can take up to 48 hours. If you are not using our DNS all you need to do is update your DNS on your domain provider or other (like CloudFlare) with the new server IP and Hostnames on all MX, A, and CNAME records.
It's not that complicated and remember only to delete your old container once you know the new one is fully working so you can move your domain back to the old container if something does not work.
| This is a simple checklist for after you clone your container
Using external DNS (Like domain provider or CloudFlare)
- Go to the DNS area on the new container where you can find and copy the new IP address, and new Hostname.
- On the external DNS provider update all instances of the old IP with the new one on all A, MX, and TXT records.
- On the external DNS provider update all instances of the old Hostname with the new one on all CNAME, MX, and TXT records.
Using our DNS (pointing domain to our Name Servers)
- Go to the DNS area on the new container where you can find and copy the new IP address, NS, and new Hostname.
- Scroll down on the page and update all records with the old IP with the new one in any A, MX, and TXT records.
- Scroll down on the page and update all records with the old Hostname with the new one in any CNAME, MX, and TXT records.
- Scroll down on the page and update all records with the old Name Servers with the new one in all NS records.
- Go and update your domain from your provider to point to the new Name Servers listed on the DNS page.
- Go and update all mail clients to use the new hostname for the new node your site is now hosted on.