My name is Alexandra. Am new to the forum.
Please forgive me if I do mistakes here regarding the forum (maybe I have to introduce myself somewhere on the forum?).
I began my IPFS journey few days ago…and am glad to join the IPFS forum for help.
For few years I have a domain name and a website on Wix.
I renewed my domain name but today I can’t afford to renew my “premium plan” to link my “.com” to my Wix website.
Despite I put a lot of effort and time on it, I never had a lot of traffic (3 or 4 visitors/month).
So, I am ok to forget it and start something new and very simple….IPFS seems to be the alternative.
Unfortunately all my professional documentation and my business card refer to my domain…
As long as I can keep my domain name alive and running for my potential few visitors to land on, it is fine.
I thought about having a simple index.html with links to my documentation and social networks would be a good start.
So here is my request: how to point my Wix domain name to my IPFS (basically my index.html)?
On the internet it is a bit confusing, as I am not tech savvy that much…
Am a modest visual artist, not an IT person.
I read the related Wix articles but do not want to make a mistake and screw up my Wix Domain. Hahaha.
On my Wix Domain tab I can see the DNS, A name, CNAME, etc.
I simply would like to know what to change (or add) and how to proceed.
For now I added a “TXT record” following the lecture I got on IPFS. And maybe I am wrong(?).
At first I asked Wix how to redirect the domain to my Facebook or Instagram… Wix does not permit it.
They suggested to transfer my domain which I prefer to keep on Wix for now.
I then sent another request to explain how to point my domain to IPFS.
Waiting for an answer from Wix support, I dared to ask here some help.
I know my question might sounds easy for tech people, but hoping it is clear I will appreciate very much your input.
Thank you for your time and your help.
Heya! I haven’t personally used Wix, but my understanding is they host / control everything, so you don’t get access to the website files themselves (I could be wrong though). If you can get access to all your website files (or make a new website), the easiest way I can think of would be to migrate to https://fleek.co/ (who I believe will allow you to use your .com domain, and handle a lot of the hard work for you).
To do that you’ll likely need some information on how to get started, specifically you’ll want:
Many thanks Discordian and Mosh for your time and your input.
True! Despite the great (but pricey) services they offer, Wix host and keep control of everything.
I did not know that, until I wanted to get my hands on the hosting.
No money, but a lot of time on my side so…
So, I am glad to share with you my progress and what I did so far.
Since my first message I did researches which lead me to register to GitHub.
I learned how all that stuff works…thanks to the community.
Created a repository.
Added an index.html with minimalist useful information on it.
Published site on GitHub Pages.
Changed DNS records on Wix (changed IP address with A record / added CNAME records)
Verified Custom Domain with a TXT record
For now GitHub is under “DNS check in “progress”…
Should see the page alive after the 24h waiting period for propagation.
Crossing fingers, I will write a feedback of this crazy migration from Wix.
And will keep moving on IPFS after index.html is under my domain name.
Also will go forward to use portrait.gg as a CMS (much easier for my little brain than coding) to complete a simple website for my needs.
Anyway, thanks so much for your help guyzzz…I appreciate.