Hi, I just spoke with the folks at dnsmadeeasy
I didn't fully grasp how it works and read their tutorials and googled dns to learn more.
I am looking to ensure my dreamhost account's don't go down when things happen and my email doesn't go down either.
I will not leave dreamhost...i can't find a better host and i really do need most of their services...they do rock.
so, how I am understanding the way it works (and I already know I have it wrong.)
through my registrar, I change the dns records to point to dnsmadeeasy
through dnsmadeeasy my primary route to my website is through ns1.dreamhost.com etc. then I use the other ones they give me.
I put a static not so important website on another server (something that is there, but not as entailed as the one I have here, cause I don't want to have to change both when I make site changes.)
I also purchase their email dns services and point to dreamhost.
here is where I am confused...currently, at dreamhost, I point my records to simplicato...which I need to use, they offer a service I cannot get at dreamhost.
So, my main question is if my site's and email dns primary records are pointed to dnsmadeeasy and then pointed here and my mx records are pointed to simplicato, how do I ensure that my email never goes down? do I not point email to here at all and point directly to simplicato from dnsmadeeasy? I know I am confused at one of the above points...and any lamen's terms on how dns works would be so much appreciated.
thanks, hope this post isn't more confusing than I am.