New to your forum - Hoping you all will be able to clear up disagreement...
We’re replacing our web server with a new box, and a new IP address. We want the current site to continue to be accessible for cleaning up and finalizing content migration. The current site is:
My current peralta.edu zone file includes the following:
I propose the following changes:
2nd (to make the new site live) change the entries for “www” and “peralta.edu.”, so the final config would be this:
www IN A 18.104.22.168
peralta.edu. IN A 22.214.171.124
priorsite IN A 126.96.36.199
This proposal has caused a big argument – One person here believes that this will break things. He can’t make clear what his problem with it is, although it has something to do with the fact that the domain (peralta.edu) has an ip address. I think he’s trying to say that adding another host name is creating a subdomain. Well, we have several other host names in the domain peralta.edu, and I can’t understand from his attempts to explain why THIS new host name will break things all to pieces when none of the others did not.
Is he right, and just can’t explain it very well? Or is it actually safe to make the changes I’ve outlined above?