Each year, some website owners move their websites from one web hosting company to another. They do so because of different reasons; either the hosting company did not live up to their expectations, or they want to move their company to a more powerful web hosting server. Moving your website from one web host to another is allowed, but you have to follow this process:
You need to set up an account with another web hosting company.
When you decide to change web hosts, it means you’ve already identified another web hosting company to move your website to. If you haven’t, you’ll need to find another web host. When looking for the right web host to move your website to, consider their cost, disc space, bandwidth offer, service configuration and more. It’s common knowledge to choose a web host that has better services than the one you want to migrate from.
Backup your files into the new web hosting company
Backing up your files to the new web hosting provider is easy. You just need to copy the old files structure to the new web hosting company. If your website runs on a database, you’ll need to install web apps on the new web hosting company. You’ll then need to move the database files over to the new web host. Some contents management systems like WordPress offer easy and quick transfer functionality, allowing you to transfer all your files to the new web host in a matter of minutes.
3.Triple check to ensure everything is in order before you move to the new web hosting company
After you’ve transferred all your files to the new web hosting company, triple check to ensure that everything is alright before the full move. Some web hosting companies have the option to preview your website after you move your files so that you can determine whether everything is in order or not. The point is always to ensure that everything is in order before you make a move.
4.Transfer your DNS record to the new web hosting servers
Moving your DNS record ensures that visitors to your website won’t be met by the ‘’error’’ tag. This is a crucial step that you can’t overlook. Make sure you get the correct DNS information from your new web host. Once you’ve submitted the request to move your DNS record, the switch will start in a matter of minutes. The switch can take hours or even a full day to complete.
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Well, if you follow this process correctly, transferring your website to a new web hosting company shouldn’t be a daunting task. If you don’t want to go through the trouble, you can pay experts from your current web hosting company to do that for you.