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 will need to figure out what the MX records (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’.
You will want to delete any current MX records, and then re-enter all of the MX records you copied down previously.
In the screenshot below we have using the zone filter to show only MX records, delete the current records by selecting ‘Delete‘ to the right of the record.
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 registrar, you will now be able to change your nameservers for the domain to:
and your mail will continue to be delivered to the current mail provider – no downtime!