Help with new hosting server

Hi,

I am after some help, here is my situation:

I have a www domain name with a hosting account with emails, I am setting up a new hosting account with another provider for the website files only, but I want to keep the emails on the original hosting.

If I redirect the Name Server settings to point to the new hosting, the emails will be affected.

Can I only point the domain to the new hosting (website files) and keep the emails to the old hosting?

I think this may be something to do with the A reccord??

Thanks

Welcome

Change your nameservers to whichever company gives you grater control over your DNS zone (If nether does that, I recommend you use Cloudflare).

Also, “www” is not a domain name, it’s a subdomain. A domain name is something like “google.com” or “www.google.com”, not “www”.


If your namservers are pointed to your website file’s host, setup the MX records required by your email host on your website host.


If your namservers are pointed to your mail provider, setup the A or AAAA records required by your files hosting provider


If you went the clouflare route, setup the A or AAAA records required by your files hosting provider, and the MX records required by your email host on your website host.

Changing A records does not affect email. Only MX (and possible TXT, for SPF and DKIM) records affect email.

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Before I forget do NOT put a CNAME record on the naked domain. That will mess up email.