Change Host via IP or DNS


I submitted a request to a previous host asking that they change the DNS to reflect:

Instead, they submitted a request to change the IP address to:

Is that correct?


It’ll work, but not reliably. The IP address they changed your domain to represents the current server your site is hosted on in the DreamHost network; it’s currently correct, but will become incorrect if you are moved to another server (including a VPS or dedicated server), if you add a unique IP to your domain, or if we reconfigure addressing internally.

Changing the nameservers on the domain will let us update the IP address of your site as appropriate, as well as add subdomains or whatnot. If it’s possible for your domain, we’d highly recommend you do that.