[Plugin: WordPress MU Domain Mapping] A Record vs. CNAME (please explain like I'm 5)
It’s still unclear to me whether I should tell my users to point their domains using an A Record or a CNAME (or both)…
If they point their domain using an A Record, they’re pointing to the IP address of my server. So this means that if I ever change web hosts, my users will need to change their A Records to point to the new IP address of my new web host. Is that correct?
If they point their domain using a CNAME, they’re pointing to my website domain, which means if I ever change hosts, my users won’t need to change anything. Is that correct?
Bottom line, should I always tell my users to point their domains to my server using a CNAME and not an A Record, because this is a safer choice in case I ever move hosts?
What am I missing here?
Please explain in as simple terms possible 🙂
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