WordPress can have a bit of a learning curve if you're just being introduced to it for the first time. We do have customers that utilize Weebly for creating their website, and then they simply update their DNS A
ddress record for their website to point to Weebly's server IP address, instead of the web-server with us.
Doing it this way, InMotion would still be hosting your email, and your domain name would still be using our name servers for domain lookups. It would just pull your website content from the Weebly server instead of from one of ours.
You can read my article on how to change DNS records to use a 3rd party service
, and then reference the Website hosted by 3rd party, email hosted by InMotion
section for instructions on how that would work.
I created a free account on Weebly and it looks like you'd just want to follow this process to get it setup properly:
- On the Choose Your Website Domain section, choose the 3rd option Use a Domain You Already Own.
- Go ahead and start using the Weebly editor to create your site, when done click on Publish >> up at the top-right.
- You should get a warning of
It appears that your domain is not properly setup to display your website. Please follow the domain setup instructions, or if you already have, allow up to 48 hours for the DNS changes to propagate.
If you click on that domain setup instructions link, under Option A: Email instructions to your domain registrar, you should see text like this:
Hello, I have purchased my domain www.example.com from you. I have built my website on Weebly.com. I need you to point my domain to the following IP: 188.8.131.52
Just setup the IP address mentioned there with the Advanced DNS Editor mentioned in my article on the matter for your domain. Or if you'd like you can just email that request into email@example.com with either the last 4 digits of the credit card on file, or the current AMP password of your account for verification purposes and we can make that change for you.
Please note that anytime DNS changes are made, it can take between 24-48 hours for them to fully propagate, so after making these changes don't be surprised if it's not available right away for you.
Hope that helps, and please let us know if you had any follow-up questions at all.