I have 4 existing websites all hosted on the same server, each with a unique domain name. I have built a webflow site that will act as a new single landing page for all 4 sites, so when a visitor goes to any one of the 4 domains, they will all reach the new webflow site.
The plan is to eventually transition all old content from each to site to the new webflow site but in the meantime, I need to keep the old sites live so all the existing content is still available on the current hosting.
I’m a little unsure on the best way to achieve this. This is a process i had in mind:
- Add all 4 domains to webflow as custom domains and change DNS to point to webflow hosting for each.
- In the domain name's DNS control panels, create new subdomains for each of the 4 sites (eg. site.domain1.com, site.domain2.com etc) and point them to the existing, external non-webflow hosting (eg. site.domain1.com > external-IP.
- Use webflow 301 redirects to direct all links to pages which are not yet hosted in webflow to the externally hosted subdomains (eg. domain1.com/events > site.domain1.com/events).
Is it the best way to migrate a site to webflow while keeping some of the site on webflow and some of it hosted outside of webflow and maintain old link juice?
Thanks for any advice