It is very easy to have VCG host your Website and have another provider host your email. For example, you may wish to keep your email with GoDaddy, and yet still take advantage of the other benefits of VCG's Website Services.
Now, that being said, the biggest decision you need to make is whether or not VCG is going to host your DNS. We're sorry for the technical jargon, but you'll need to know this information in order for you to work with your "other provider" to ensure that everything goes swimmingly.
If you want another provider to host your email, and;
We will need to update the MX record for your domain. All that you will need to do is provide VCG with the incoming mail server address of your email host. This is NOT an IP address, it will be a url like "smtp.yourdomain.com" or "mail.youdomain.com". NOTE: You will have to make sure you give VCG the right incoming mail server information or the email transport will not work.
You need to contact your DNS provider (typically your "registrar" or "host") and tell them that you want to point your domain name to VCG's nameservers (IP address). Typically this involves pointing what is called an "A-record" to VCG's IP address. Often your DNS provider will ask you to login to your account with your current DNS provider and point the A-record to the IP address of VCG's DNS server. An A (host) record connects your domain name to an IP address. A-records let users enter your domain name in a Web browser to access your website. They are the most common type of zone record.
VCG's DNS server IP Address is: 184.108.40.206
It is this IP address (220.127.116.11) that you need to point your A-record to.VCG's DNS server IP Address Record is: 18.104.22.168. If you've been a client with VCG since before February, 2016, your IP address may be 22.214.171.124. If you're unsure, click here, type in your domain name and ensure the "A" option is selected within the drop down, then click search. This will show you what A Record your domain name is currently pointing to.
Every registrar and/or DNS host is setup differently. Please contact your current provider before editing any DNS settings, as entering information incorrectly could prevent your domain from functioning properly.
Below are links to popular registrars that might be helpful.
It may take up to 2-48 hours for the changes to propagate through the Internet and you will be in business! Please note that we recommend that changes to DNS records be made on a Friday evening to allow for the propagation to occur over the weekend.