We're replacing our website (a B2B news website, around 12,000 sessions a month) with one built in a new and better CMS. The old one was built on a custom CMS circa 2009 and is out-of-date. The content is pretty much all ready to go, I just need to switch where the domain points.
The domain is registered with one provider while our web hosting is via another. So, I have two questions:
- We've been instructed to alert our DNS provider to change the CNAME entry on their DNS. Do I do this 24 hours before go-live, or can I do it now without affecting the current site?
- The CMS provider has given me the CSR secure code for the SSL certificate. Do I send that to the DNS provider or the web host (or both)?