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  1. ivica72
    ivica72 September 7, 2013 at 02:58 | | Reply

    I really like your “writing voice” Brian, very simple and straightforward, backuped with real personal experiences in migration to WP Engine, not just just copy – paste.
    Thx for your insight on WP Engine, after your post I’ll surely plan to give it a try on one of the future projects, a bigger ones, of course, money argument 🙂

  2. Brian Jackson
    Brian Jackson September 13, 2013 at 06:28 | | Reply

    Thank you ivica72! I have been working on my “writing voice” for years now 🙂 Glad you enjoyed the review. I do agree they are expensive. But I do have to say that after this year is over, I will be investing and staying with WPEngine. I have literally not had one single problem, no downtime, etc… I will skip a couple coffees a month if I have to, to make up for it, and know that my blog is up and running smooth. I am in the middle of re-designing my personal blog right now to be more SEO/AdWords focused. About to do the “30 blog posts in 30 days” challenge. Thanks for posting my review Jean and congrats on growing your site. I always forward your newsletter around the office when there are good tidbits 🙂

  3. Craig
    Craig December 11, 2015 at 11:37 | | Reply

    Hello,

    I recently switched to WP Engine as well, and just signed up for Office 365 for my email. Since I can’t set up my MX records through WP Engine, I need to use my domain registrar, which is Hostgator. However, their instructions are unclear as it appears you need to select them as your hosting provider in order to add the TXT file and MX records.

    Can you provide the steps you used for how to set up Office 365 with your DNS registrar as opposed to WP Engine?

    Thanks for any help you can provide.
    -Craig

    1. Brian Jackson
      Brian Jackson December 11, 2015 at 11:50 | | Reply

      Hey Craig, even with Hostgator you should have a separate DNS interface for managing your domain name records.
      I found these:
      http://support.hostgator.com/articles/hosting-guide/lets-get-started/domain-names-buy-sell-manage/i-purchased-my-domain-name-from-hostgator-how-do-i-log-into-that-account
      http://support.hostgator.com/articles/hosting-guide/lets-get-started/domain-names-buy-sell-manage/how-do-i-manage-the-domain-i-bought-from-hostgator

      So your A record is pointed to WP Engine for the hosting part, and you can then simply add the TXT file and MX records that 365 gives you.

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