Whatever reasons you have in mind in changing your web hosting company, may it be because of urgency to upgrade your storage, space and bandwidth or the customer service does not accurately accommodate the needs of your website or simply because you’re no longer happy and satisfied with the web hosting company’s services. Shifting to another web hosting company sounds like a huge hassle to any individual or to any business owner. But if there is really a need for you to switch to a new one then here are some important points to remember.
Once you’ve decided to change your web hosting company, do not immediately close your account with your existing web host. Since you are still in the process of looking and evaluating for a better web host, this ensures that your website is still up and running. Before creating any new account, ensure that the web hosting company can provide the requirements that the existing company could not comply with. It is always wise to choose for a well-known web hosting company when it comes quality service and expertise in the industry.
Now that the new web host has been chosen and has set up a new account, it is then time to upload the old account files to the new one. This can be done by connecting to the existing web host’s FTP to the new web host’s FTP. At this time, there is no need for you to cancel the existing account yet to guarantee that you have back up and can still receive emails. Check all the files if all were properly uploaded and the links are functional.
After figuring that all files are fully working, the domain servers can be now changed. Usually, domain servers are attained after registering to a web host. If the new web host also provides domain registrars, they are capable of replacing the recent name servers to a new one.
Cancellation of the old account from the other web hosting company will only be done once the new account has been completely activated. This is the safest way to cancel the old account to avoid problems in transferring the files.
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