If you’re not satisfied with your current provider’s features or support. It is usually pretty simple to make a change. Regardless of why you want to move from one web host to another there are several considerations before doing so. The truth is, when you do a web hosting transfer, there does not need to be any down time of your site.
1. Be sure to back-up your website
Back up your website – all pages, files, images, databases, email addresses, scripts, links – everything. Then, back it up again from your existing Web hosting server to your hard drive.
2. Record important information
Although it’s easy to familiarize yourself with the outs and ins of your site, but relying on the memory isn’t enough. If you intend to move from one web host to another web hosting provider, you must take time to record essential information. All the details you need record are security settings, configuration information and email boxes.
3. Choose a new web hosting provider
Be sure they’ve all the features and support you need now – and in the event of future growth and also read a refund policy just in case things do not work. There’s no point in moving to a new host that’s more rundown than your old one.
4. Alert your visitors
When you move from one web host to another web hosting provider, your visitor will be affected with the new changes. If you’ve electronic commerce website, it’s imperative that you must alert your visitors. By giving visitors prior warning – and perhaps provide alternate contact information – you can ease the transition.
5. Load your website
Once you’ve new account, load your website and all related programs, scripts, and files -as well as storefronts, subdomains, email accounts and credit card processing.
6. Change your domain name record
Once you change your domain name, it’s important update your domain name information with the name server information as well.
7. Cancel the old account
Now – and not before – is the time to cancel your old account. Delete your files at the old hosting account and cancel your hosting with them.