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How do I change my primary domain?

  • Applies to: (ve), All DV, Grid

  • Difficulty: Easy

  • Time needed: 10 minutes

  • Tools needed: AccountCenter access

 
  • Applies to: Grid
    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Time: 10
    • Tools needed: AccountCenter access
  • Applies to: All DV
    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Time: 10
    • Tools needed: AccountCenter access
  • Applies to: (ve)
    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Time: 10
    • Tools needed: AccountCenter access

Overview

This article provides details on how to set the primary domain for your (mt) Media Temple servers. Remember, you must use a primary domain for a service when logging into the AccountCenter. For more information on this, please read: Logging into the AccountCenter.

Instructions for Grid

You can now change your primary domain in the AccountCenter, here's how:

NOTE:

You must have at least one alternate domain already on your Grid to be able to change your primary domain. For more information on adding a domain to your Grid, please see:

  1. Sign into your AccountCenter.
  2. Click on your primary domain.

    AC Overview.jpg

  3. The next screen is your Grid Control Panel, click on Server Guide.

    AC ServerGuide-01.jpg

  4. Under the Domains section, click the change button.

    AC ServerGuide-01.jpg

  5. The next screen has your alternate domains listed. From the drop-down menu, select your new primary domain, then click the save button.

    AC CPD selectdomain-01.jpg

  6. On your AccountCenter Overview page, your primary domain has been changed.

    AC CPD newdomain.jpg

Instructions for DV server

Currently, DV server customers can simply change the primary domain via the AccountCenter.

IMPORTANT:

Changing the primary domain will also change the hostname for the server. However, it will NOT change the hostname in Plesk, so you will want to change as well. It is also recommended that you change the Reverse DNS to match. Last but not least, you will want to perform a reboot.

  1. Sign in to the AccountCenter.
  2. Select the admin button for the DV server, or choose the current primary domain for the server via the domains tab.
  3. Select Server Guide.
    DV ServerGuide.png
  4. Select change for primary domain.
    DV primary domain-1.jpg
  5. Provide the new primary domain you wish to use.

Instructions for (ve) Server

Currently, (ve) Server customers can simply change the primary domain via the AccountCenter.

IMPORTANT:

Changing the primary domain will also change the hostname for the server. It is also recommended that you change the Reverse DNS to match. Last but not least, you will want to perform a reboot.

  1. Sign in to the AccountCenter.
  2. Select the admin button for the (ve) Server, or choose the current primary domain for the server via the domains tab.
  3. Select Server Guide.
  4. Select change for primary domain.
  5. Enter the new primary domain you wish to use.
 

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