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Today’s business world is highly focused on creating digital presence through websites and other web and mobile applications. Organizations are continuously launching their business websites and as they go about all these processes, the foremost requirement they are faced with is the need for domain and hosting.
GoDaddy has been a trusted platform for taking up these domain and hosting services for a long time. However, as you run your website with GoDaddy shared hosting, there are possibilities that you start facing limitations in the form of slow speed and pages getting timed out every time you are working on your website. This can be very frustrating and significantly impact your website performance as well. So, the best recourse seems to be migrating off the GoDaddy DNS to some better alternative which is faster and more flexible. And one great alternative you have here is AWS.
The AWS Route 53 is a highly scalable, flexible, and fast DNS service and you can have amazing capabilities with your website hosted over this platform. AWS is a leading cloud services platform, so you can be sure to get the best cloud computing capabilities for your operations with hosting over this platform.
However, the migration from GoDaddy to AWS could be tricky if you do not know the right steps. So, how do you carry out the migration?
This article will help you do this and migrate your hosting from GoDaddy to AWS in just three easy steps.
You need to manage your domain first in order to make sure that the migration is smooth and seamless. So, login to your account for starting off.
Click on the DNS button to access the DNS Management Console and from the dropdown list, click on Name Servers.
As you shall click on it, you will see a pop-up opening with two different name servers and an option to change them. As you go through with the migration, you shall need to change these name servers. But before that, you need to create your hosted zone in AWS.
We will carry out this migration using the AWS Route 53, so that is where you will create your hosted zone. But what is hosted zone? Well, it is a Domain Manager for your domain on Route 53.
For creating a hosted zone, first of all log in to your AWS account and then go to Route 53 Management Console.
Next, click on “Create Hosted Zone” and a window will prompt on the right side. In that widow, set your zone domain. Don’t use www when doing this.
After you have set the zone domain, you can set the records for which you shall be redirected to the Hosted Zone set of records. This set of records will show you a table will all the records it contains.
Copy over these records from your GoDaddy Domain and set them up in the AWS Route 53 Console. Make sure to set the lowest possible time to live so that the domains are served quickly through the route.
Remember leaving the name servers unchanged for later in your GoDaddy Management Console in the earlier step. Well, now is the time to change them.
The name servers are as per the GoDaddy DNS. After you have set up all your records on the AWS Route 53 Console, change those name servers to those provided by Amazon.
Finally review the propagation to check the zones where your DNS is available and the zones where it is resolving to. And that’s it.
You are done with the GoDaddy to AWS Migration process, and you shall be able to see all the changes in some time.
After the migration, you will be able to better leverage your websites and applications with higher speed, agility, and flexibility. Moreover, with the pay per use model followed by AWS, it shall also be easier for you to manage and optimize the costs which shall in turn lead to higher profitability.
So, take the opportunity to migrate to AWS and have the better features, speed, and agility for your website hosting.