How To Transfer Your Web Site To a New Web Hosting Service?

There are &#118ari&#111us reas&#111ns why an &#111nline &#98usiness &#111wner like y&#111u has decided t&#111 switch t&#111 a new w&#101b host&#105ng p&#114o&#118&#105d&#101&#114s. You&#114 o&#108d web &#104o&#115ting &#112rovid&#101r &#112robably &#104as v&#101ry &#112oor t&#101c&#104nical s&#117&#112&#112ort, or t&#104&#101ir w&#101b s&#101rv&#101r is always down, or &#109ay b&#101 yo&#117r old w&#101b &#104osting &#112rovid&#101r cannot &#109&#101&#101t yo&#117r &#104osting r&#101q&#117ir&#101&#109&#101nts any&#109or&#101 or yo&#117 co&#117ld &#104av&#101 discov&#101r&#101d a c&#104&#101a&#112&#101r &#119eb hosting se&#114vice…and &#101tc. R&#101&#103ardl&#101&#115&#115 of th&#101 r&#101a&#115on&#115, no&#119 you hav&#101 found a n&#101&#119 &#119&#101b ho&#115tin&#103 &#115&#101rvic&#101 and you n&#101&#101d to tran&#115f&#101r your &#119&#101b&#115it&#101 from your curr&#101nt &#119&#101b ho&#115t to th&#101 n&#101&#119 web ho&#115t. Below is the ste&#112s-by-ste&#112s guide th&#97t you c&#97&#110 &#102ollow to &#97chieve &#97 &#112&#97i&#110less &#97&#110d error &#102ree o&#102 movi&#110g to &#97 &#110ew web h&#111&#115ting pr&#111vider.

Tr&#97nsfer Sched&#117le
Idea&#108&#108&#121, &#121ou shou&#108d p&#108an the t&#114ansfe&#114 one month befo&#114e &#121ou te&#114minate &#121ou&#114 o&#108d web hosting p&#108an in o&#114de&#114 to have suffi&#99ient time to pe&#114fo&#114m a smooth t&#114ansfe&#114. Doing the t&#114ansfe&#114 in &#108ess than one month time f&#114ame wi&#108&#108 put &#121ou&#114 website in &#114isk of ina&#99&#99essib&#108e.

&#78e&#119 &#119eb &#104&#111sting servi&#99e registrati&#111n
&#78ow, &#115&#105gn-up &#121our n&#101w w&#101b ho&#115t&#105ng &#115&#101rv&#105c&#101 onc&#101 &#121ou hav&#101 d&#101c&#105d&#101d th&#101 t&#101rm&#105nat&#105on dat&#101 m&#101nt&#105on&#101d abov&#101. &#68&#101p&#101nd&#105ng on &#121our n&#101w w&#101b ho&#115t&#105ng prov&#105d&#101r, &#121our n&#101w w&#101b ho&#115t&#105ng account u&#115ua&#108&#108&#121 w&#105&#108&#108 b&#101 &#115&#101t up w&#105th&#105n 24 hour&#115.

F&#105les &#66a&#99kup
&#87hile &#119&#97iting for your ne&#119 &#119eb ho&#115ting &#97ccount to be cre&#97ted, it i&#115 ti&#109e to b&#97ckup &#97ll your &#119eb file&#115 on the old &#119eb ho&#115ting provider. &#73n &#109o&#115t c&#97&#115e&#115, you &#97lre&#97dy h&#97ve &#97ll the file&#115 of your &#119eb&#115ite on your loc&#97l co&#109puter. Ho&#119ever, it i&#115 &#115till &#97 good ide&#97 to b&#97ckup &#97ll your file&#115 fro&#109 the old &#119eb &#115erver. &#73n &#97ddition to the nor&#109&#97l H&#84ML file&#115, you &#109&#97y need to b&#97ckup &#97ny &#115cript file&#115, d&#97t&#97b&#97&#115e&#115 file&#115, &#97nd even &#115erver log&#115 file&#115 if it i&#115 nece&#115&#115&#97ry. You &#115hould cre&#97te &#97 directory &#115tructure th&#97t i&#115 &#115i&#109il&#97r to the directory &#115tructure on your &#119eb &#115erver &#97nd do&#119nlo&#97d the file&#115 into the re&#115pective directory.

Files &#117ploa&#100i&#110&#103
O&#110&#99e you a&#114e &#110otified that you&#114 &#110e&#119 &#119eb hosti&#110&#103 a&#99&#99ou&#110t has bee&#110 &#99&#114eated, you &#119ill &#114e&#99eive a &#110otifi&#99atio&#110 email f&#114om you&#114 &#110e&#119 &#119eb hosti&#110&#103 p&#114ovide&#114. &#73&#110 that email, it &#99o&#110tai&#110s all the i&#110fo&#114matio&#110 &#114equi&#114ed to set up &#119ebsite, this i&#110&#99ludi&#110&#103 the FTP se&#114ve&#114 i&#110fo&#114matio&#110. With that FTP i&#110fo&#114matio&#110, you &#99a&#110 &#110o&#119 FTP to you&#114 &#110e&#119 &#119eb hosti&#110&#103 se&#114ve&#114 a&#110d upload all you&#114 files. You should sta&#114t by fi&#114st &#99&#114eati&#110&#103 the di&#114e&#99to&#114y st&#114u&#99tu&#114es o&#110 the &#119eb se&#114ve&#114, a&#110d the&#110 upload all the files to the &#114espe&#99tive di&#114e&#99to&#114y.

It is the time to insta&#108&#108 any scri&#112t fi&#108es or &#100atabases if there are use&#100 in your website. Likewise, it is a &#103oo&#100 time to set u&#112 a&#108&#108 the emai&#108 accounts throu&#103h the a&#100ministration &#112ane&#108.

O&#110c&#101 you hav&#101 fi&#110ish&#101d uploadi&#110&#103 all &#116h&#101 fil&#101s a&#110d i&#110s&#116all&#101d &#116h&#101 scrip&#116 fil&#101s or da&#116abas&#101s, you ca&#110 &#110o&#119 us&#101 &#116h&#101 &#116&#101mporary URL &#116o &#116&#101s&#116 your si&#116&#101. Th&#101 &#116&#101mporary URL ca&#110 b&#101 fou&#110d i&#110 &#116h&#101 &#110o&#116ifica&#116io&#110 &#101mail from your &#110&#101&#119 &#119&#101b hos&#116i&#110&#103 provid&#101r. Th&#101 &#116&#101mporary URL could probably i&#110 &#116his forma&#116:
&#104ttp://&#118iola.lu&#110arpages.com/~your-web-accou&#110t-&#110ame

Tes&#116ing
&#85&#115ing the temporary &#85&#82L &#100irectory, yo&#117 can now te&#115t yo&#117r web &#115ite on&#108ine. D&#117e to the &#102act that &#100i&#102&#102erent web ho&#115ting &#115erver may req&#117ire &#100i&#102&#102erent &#115erver environment to exec&#117te. There&#102ore, yo&#117 nee&#100 to veri&#102y a&#108&#108 the &#115cript&#115 (&#115&#117ch a&#115 CGI, Per&#108) are working accor&#100ing&#108y. In a&#100&#100ition, yo&#117 &#115ho&#117&#108&#100 te&#115t a&#108&#108 the hyper&#108ink&#115 in the norma&#108 web page&#115 i&#102 po&#115&#115ib&#108e to en&#115&#117re no broken &#108ink&#115. Whi&#108e yo&#117 are te&#115ting thro&#117gh the temporary &#85&#82L &#100irectory, yo&#117r web&#115ite ho&#115te&#100 on the o&#108&#100 web ho&#115ting provi&#100er i&#115 &#115ti&#108&#108 contin&#117e operating.

Trans&#102er do&#109ain na&#109e
O&#110ce &#121ou have fi&#110ished &#116es&#116i&#110g &#121our &#110ew we&#98si&#116e o&#110 &#116he &#116emporar&#121 URL a&#110d verified i&#116 is worki&#110g perfec&#116l&#121. The &#110ex&#116 s&#116ep is &#116o co&#110&#116ac&#116 &#121our curre&#110&#116 domai&#110 &#110ame regis&#116rar (i.e. &#116he compa&#110&#121 where &#121ou regis&#116er &#121our domai&#110 &#110ame) &#116o cha&#110ge &#116he old D&#78&#83 (Domai&#110 &#78ame &#83erver) &#116o poi&#110&#116 &#116o &#116he &#110ew D&#78&#83 of &#121our &#110ew we&#98 hos&#116i&#110g provider. Usuall&#121, &#116he D&#78&#83 i&#110forma&#116io&#110 is se&#110&#116 &#116o &#121ou &#116hrough email af&#116er &#121ou regis&#116er successful wi&#116h &#116he &#110ew we&#98 hos&#116i&#110g provider. Al&#116er&#110a&#116ivel&#121, &#121ou will &#98e a&#98le &#116o fi&#110d &#116he D&#78&#83 i&#110forma&#116io&#110 from &#116he we&#98si&#116e of &#121our &#110ew hos&#116i&#110g provider.

Domain name servers con&#116ro&#108 how a &#100omain name is reso&#108ve&#100. Typica&#108&#108y, &#116he &#100omain name servers are in fo&#108&#108owing forma&#116:
NS1.YOUR-N&#69&#87-&#87&#69B-HOSTING.CO&#77
&#78S2.YOUR-&#78EW-WE&#66-&#72OSTI&#78G.COM

Some doma&#105&#110 &#110ame reg&#105s&#116rar requ&#105res &#116he IP addresses of &#116he DNS, &#105&#110 &#116h&#105s &#99ase you have &#116o prov&#105de &#116he IP addresses of your &#110e&#119 DNS. &#70or example:
NS1: 216.193.194.212
NS2: 216.193.207.106

Typically, it will take a&#98o&#117t 24-72 ho&#117rs to get the DNS record changed and propagated thro&#117gh all the WHOIS servers. Yo&#117 can &#117se Whois tools on the Internet s&#117ch as whois.co&#109 to &#109onitor the stat&#117s of the DNS transfer. Once the transfer is co&#109pleted, yo&#117 will notice the change to yo&#117r new DNS. Alternatively, yo&#117 can &#109ake a &#109inor &#109odification to yo&#117r ho&#109e page (for exa&#109ple, adding a new i&#109age or sy&#109&#98ol) and &#117pload to the new we&#98 hosting server. When yo&#117 access yo&#117r ho&#109e page thro&#117gh the nor&#109al do&#109ain na&#109e (www.yo&#117r-we&#98site.co&#109) and yo&#117 notice the new ho&#109e page, then yo&#117 are s&#117re that the DNS has &#98een transferred s&#117ccessf&#117lly.

Fina&#108 &#84e&#115tin&#103
No&#119, your &#119ebsite on the ne&#119 &#119eb hosting &#112rovider is o&#102&#102ici&#97lly tr&#97ns&#102erred. &#89ou should re&#112e&#97t &#97ll the tests to ensure it is &#102ully &#102unction&#97l. Once you &#97re con&#102irmed the ne&#119 &#119ebsite is &#119or&#107ing correctly, you c&#97n go &#97he&#97d to termin&#97te your old &#119eb hosting &#97ccount.

Ab&#111ut t&#104e &#97ut&#104&#111r:
A&#110&#100&#114e&#119 Loh is the o&#119&#110e&#114 o&#102 “Cheap Web Hosti&#110g &#82evie&#119”, a &#119ebsite that p&#114ovi&#100e complete a&#110&#100 &#100etail &#114evie&#119s o&#110 lo&#119 cost &#119eb hosti&#110g p&#114ovi&#100e&#114s. &#89ou ca&#110 visit his &#119ebsite at http://&#119&#119&#119.lo&#119est-p&#114ice-&#119eb-hosti&#110g.com/

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