Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Step-by-step guide to transfering your web hosting to a new web host with domain transfer

If you are planning to move your website to a new host along with domain transfer, here are some easy tips to follow.
  1. First, allow plenty of time- at least a week before your hosting plan expires. You do not have to let your existing host know about your plan to move away from them. However, you have to be aware of the auto-renewal feature. Your existing host may have auto-renewal turned on in your account. What this does is - they auto renew your hosting and/or domain 7 to 14 days prior to the expiry date. If you are not sure, check with them if they have auto-renewal enabled in your account. If they have it enabled, request for the auto-renewal to be turned off. You can then take your time to transfer your hosting and/or domain.
  2. Backup everything from your existing web space - all files and folders inside the /public_html or /www folder and the databases.