I have been struggling with a couple of concepts in regards to hosting and email providers and was wondering if anyone here could help me out. I will try and write out different areas where I’m just lost.
So all of these questions relate to redesigning/modernising a clients website. I want to move them from their current host to Webflow. I want to design from the ground up, meaning that I don’t want their old design but may use some of their old text content. I also have watched the Webflow video on connecting a custom domain.
Do I need access to my Clients domain registrar to point their domain to Webflow (is there anything else here that will need to be done)
2. Old Hosting provider
Do I need access to my Client’s old hosting provider to take a backup of the old site and to terminate the old hosting (once 301 redirects are set up ) when I’m ready to
3. Email ( I have 3 different scenarios for this )
3a) Scenario 1
Email is currently hosted on a domain registrar that is separate from the Client’s web hosting.
Do I need to log in and update the MX record to point to Webflow? Or what needs to be done here?
3b) Scenario 2
Email accounts are hosted with a third party (such as Microsoft 365 or G-Suite).
Does anything need to be done in this instance? Does the third party email need to be correctly pointing to Webflow?
3c) Scenario 3
Email accounts are hosted with the old web host
I’m thinking here that as soon as I terminate the old hosting provider the email will also be terminated? Or do I need to tell them that I want to keep the email and just lose the web hosting? If so will I then need to point the MX records to the new Webflow site?
As you can see there are big gaps in my knowledge here. I know that was a bit of a mouthful but if anyone has any tips, suggestions, answer or even learning resources like books that I can learn about this stuff I would be very grateful, like I was saying I haven’t been able to find much information regarding my questions.
Thanks in advance for any help.