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How to switch from one Web Hoster to Another?

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by rkraj, May 12, 2011.

  1. rkraj

    rkraj New Member

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    Hi,
    I have a domain and now I want to switch to different host how I will do the same. Please suggest me the procedure for the same.
     
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    Are you switching the domain or the hosting?
     
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    I want to change my hosting company?
     
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    Backup from old host everything. Upload the site content as well as database on the new host.
     
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    Hi shabbir thanks. For the long time I was wondering how to do it. I thought It's very hard. But it's very easy as you are telling.
     
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    It would be very much easy to switch from one hosting service to another as long as you are able to download everything that is included in the implementations. What would probably be a pivotal point is if you developed and written some scripts that work better for the current one and you are unsure of how it works for the one you are going to jump to. But in theory, there should be no problem as they are designed to be host independent.
     
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    It's not hard to switch between the hosts. Here is the procedure for you -

    1. Take backup of all data on your local system. For example - If you have cPanel then take full cPanel backup.

    2. Once done with the backup then upload that backupfile on the new hosting provider's panel. There are various option to restore those backup-file. It depends in which type of hosting service you are using.

    For example - If you have cPanel at old and new provider's end then you can ask your new hosting provider to restore the backup-file for you using Transfer tool.

    3. Once backupfile is restore then add the DNS entry of new server in your computer's host file as below -
    Follow - C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc
    Open the hosts file using administration rights.

    Add the entry as - server_ip_address yourwebsite.com www.yourwebsite.com


    Once you are done with it then try to access your website from you network.
    If site is accessible then ggo ahead and update the DNS settings of the new server.

    There will be downtime of 24 to 48 hours for DNS propagation and your website will start working from new server.
     

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