How do I point my domain to my new website, but keep the old site intact with a different/sub-domain?

  • 0
  • 1
  • Question
  • Updated 8 months ago
  • Answered
Archived and Closed

This conversation is no longer open for comments or replies and is no longer visible to community members. The community moderator provided the following reason for archiving: Archiving inactive content

I have an existing Homestead website build with the old sitebuilder and have been building a new one with the new site building product. I have many pages on the old site that are really time intensive to rebuild. I'd like to publish my new site to my domain name, but l would like to keep the old one intact so I can link to some of my existing pages in the old site until I build the new ones.

I pay for my current domain name via a monthly fee to Homestead. I would like to do the same for a new subdomain.

What are the steps I need to take to attain this changeover as stated above?

Thank you.
Photo of Julie5389

Julie5389

  • 264 Points 250 badge 2x thumb

Posted 8 months ago

  • 0
  • 1
Photo of Drew N

Drew N, Alum

  • 262,816 Points 100k badge 2x thumb
I am making an assumption based on the site name, but to move the domain to the new site you change site association. There will be a little propagation time before the new site will come up. The old site would then be visible online using http://SWCoGen.homestead.com
If you wanted to register a new domain, go to websites manager and select the old site and then go to domains and Get a new domain.
Photo of Julie5389

Julie5389

  • 264 Points 250 badge 2x thumb
Thank you very much.  My biggest concern was the old site just disappearing, but it sounds like it will stay intact. I think I understand this. If not, I'll be back. :)
Photo of Drew N

Drew N, Alum

  • 262,816 Points 100k badge 2x thumb
The old site stays intact, unless you manually delete the site. As long as you don't do that, you are good to go.
Photo of Julie5389

Julie5389

  • 264 Points 250 badge 2x thumb
Thanks again for your help. It worked like a dream. :)

This conversation is no longer open for comments or replies.