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Guide to Switching Web Hosts

PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:40 am
by jeddyford
Transferring your website to a new hosting company is a relatively simple process and can even be carried out without your website experiencing any downtime.
Follow the steps below for our simple guide to transferring your site to another hosting provider.
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· Choose a new web hosting company and set up an account with them.
· Use FTP to transfer your site to the new account. You can ensure everything is working correctly by typing the new IP address into your browser and visiting the site.
· Next, you need to change the nameservers over to the new web hosting company. You can do this by logging into your domain name account. There are usually two nameservers listed and they will probably have an address such as If you purchased your domain name from your present web hosting providers, you may need to contact them to do this for you. It generally takes around 1 or 2 days for the information to update and once this happens your site will automatically be hosted from the new servers.
· Don't forget to cancel your existing account once all the data has been updated. A simple way of checking everything is in place is by making a small edit to the old website and once this doesn't show up, you can be assured it has transferred to the new hosts, allowing you to cancel your old account.

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