Downtime when transferring a domain from previous hosting provider

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I've been experiencing Downtime when transferring a domain from my previous hosting provider to a current server. How can I go about this without having and Downtime and what's causing it?

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Answered By 5 points N/A #146305

Downtime when transferring a domain from previous hosting provider


Hello Rachel,

If you are not well prepared and have enough knowledge about transferring process, transmitting a website, involving different hosting providers can cause problems like downtime. By using, the steps below on transferring your websites to server Logistics to eliminate downtime can eliminate immediately.

  1. From your existing Web hosting server to your hard drive, back up all of your files.
  2. Create a hosting account at your new hosting service.
  3. Set up email accounts at this time and transmit all your web site’s files to the new server too.
  4. You may need to go to the service you registered your Domain name with at this point and point the name servers to your latest service. (Registrars are typically Network Solutions , GoDaddy and others) various hosting services will do this piece for you. Your new site should resolve in 15 minutes to 48 hours. You will not have any down time, by doing things in this order. The next moment to point to the new one is to DNS must point to the old server.
  5. Set up all the other features and let it run for a few days. Examine out your site at its new home.
  6. Remove your files at the previous hosting account and terminate your hosting with them. Be sure to go onto the remote site and remove your files off their server.

You must think and consider that transferring your personal or maybe business website is no as much as intimidating as it sounds. Patience is necessary and take feel free to explore on how to do it. Pursue these guidelines and you be feeling well before you know it, just take your time.

I hope this helps.

Answered By 0 points N/A #146306

Downtime when transferring a domain from previous hosting provider


Hello Rochelle T Tritt!

If you are using WHM/Cpanel on both hosting providers you overcome the downtime easily. For copying website from old server to new server do following steps.

  • In New server whom Click on Copy an account from another server
  • Add old server IP address
  • Username i.e. root
  • Password
  • Click on Express Transfer
  • Click on Transfer Account

This will start copying website files databases everything from old server to new server. Express Transfer is used to change the DNS settings according to new server.


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