This article will show you how to transfer your domain to use the Serversaurus nameservers, but retain your old email host.
It is for customers who are using shared Personal or Business cPanel hosting.
1. Determine what your current MX records are
You need to figure out what the MX records are (which instruct mail servers and clients about where a domain’s email service is hosted).
You can do this either on a terminal on Mac OS X or UNIX-like systems (via `dig +short your-domain.com.au mx`):
or you can look it up online using a tool such as MXToolbox. In either case, copy the records down somewhere.
2. Setup the MX records in cPanel
Login to your cPanel account. If you have forgotten your cPanel credentials, they were included in the original Welcome to Serversaurus email which you should be able to find in your inbox otherwise follow these instructions on how to update your cPanel password.
Navigate to the Zone Editor function, using the Find function in cPanel to help you.
You should now view a list of the domains hosted under your account. To the right of the domain you want to update, select Manage.
Delete any current MX records and then re-enter all of the MX records copied previously.
Add your new MX records by selecting Add Record and enter the previously copied records into the appropriate fields.
3. Update your mail routing to Remote.
For the server to route to a remote mail server we need to update the email routing settings, you can do this by navigating to the Email Routing function in cPanel.
Once there, select your chosen domain from the drop down list, then select Remote Mail Exchanger under Configure Email Routing.
4. You can now change your nameservers
At your domain registrar, update your nameservers for the domain to:
Your mail will continue to be delivered to the current mail provider – no downtime!