Hello again fitgal56, sounds like we've almost got it!
Yes you can do what you're looking to do. In the WordPress video I linked to I was using the example.com
website and backing it up, then moving it to another server as example.net
which would be the same process you're looking for, but rather just starting from scratch on this end it sounds like.
In your case you can leave xyz.com
where it is currently hosted. Then use xyz123.com
on our server by simply updating your name servers to InMotion
for the xyz123.com
domain. If that's the domain you setup with us as your Primary Domain
. If you already have another domain on your account, you'll want to just add an addon domain in cPanel
and use it there instead.
A name server
is basically like a phone book for the Internet. So instead of remembering a server's IP address like 18.104.22.168
us humans can just use a domain name like xyz.com
. When you tell your domain Registrar where you registered your domain name, that you'd like to use InMotion's name servers, this sets up an authority system for responses. So that when someone types in your domain name it comes and asks us what's the IP address of the server your site is currently on.
After you've got the site on our end all finished and setup the way you want, if it was an Addon domain and a WordPress site you would just need to make sure to change the WordPress site URL
and then point the name servers for xyz.com
from your old host to us.
If it was a Primary domain, then you'd just need to change the Primary domain on an account
again from xyz123.com
I hope that makes sense, if you need any parts more clearly clarified for you please let us know and we'd be glad to help!