This may be slightly OT and maybe a bit of a newbie question. I’m
finally moving to a Rails-enabled host, and I’m starting to prepare for
what is needed. I signed up with HostingRails since they really seem
quite keen on RoR and their charges are quite decent for a starter.
The main thing I need to do now is to point my domain to the new host.
My domain was a free domain provided by my hosting provider but I have
full control over the name servers, etc. I do, however, need to renew
the domain now.
- Should I transfer the domain to someone like GoDaddy and then renew
it? Their cost for the 1st year is quite nice.
- After that, I need to change the name servers. I guess I log into
GoDaddy (or whoever) and make the change? Does anyone have any idea
what the settings for HostingRails are? I couldn’t find it on the
site? (Perhaps, it will be there in the email they send me, I’m not
- Is there a period of time when services will be unavailable to me?
- I guess I shall need to create all the email accounts on my new host
I’m sorry some of this is very trivial, but this is the first time I’m
needing to do a transfer!