Tuesday, January 29, 2008

A Few Tips How To Move Your Website To Another Web Hosting Service Without Problems

by Bedrich Omacka

If you signed up for a bad web hosting service when you intended to promote your business with the help of a site and now troubles occurred you have to change the service. The usual reason why site owners change their web hosting service is because their website needs expansion. In these conditions, if the web hosting service does not provide a high technical support and does not offer enough web space and bandwidth then you should to move to a new web hosting service. There are some information you may to take into account when moving your website to a new web hosting service so that the change would be made properly.

The first thing that must be done when you are going to change your web hosting service is to make copies for anything concerning your website and to check whether the archives to the content on your website are well done. Archiving you websiteĆ¢€™s content is not a task that should be completed only when you move to a new web hosting service. This must be done every once in a while because that way you will avoid losing the information in case problems like hardware failure occur. This is a simple way to maintain the integrity of your website and will make it easier for you to change your actual web hosting service.

After these steps are completed you can start searching for a new web hosting service. The most important thing when you do that is to make sure that the new company can offer you web hosting plans that are at least as good as the ones provided by the old web hosting service. You do not need to move to a service that offers you less than what you already have. Then, try to find something to suit your new needs that the old web hosting service could not anymore. You can use different search utilities to see whether a web service can offer you the customer support that you need and if it can fulfill your new requirements.

After you choose a new web hosting service you should to upload the archive that was mentioned above. When all the files are transferred to the new service they will provide you a new IP and then you have to transfer you domain name to the new web hosting service. This transfer requires a period of time between 1-2 days. This is the reason why you should still keep your old site in this period. In all this time you have to do different experiments to verify if the site works as needed. This means that you must keep both your old service and the new web hosting for a while.

The moment when you leave your old company should be the moment when you stop receiving e-mails on the old account. Until that moment you have to verify all the e-mails that come to both your old and your new account. As you can see, transfering websites to a new web hosting service does not imply too many troubles if you consider each step. If you wait and see how your new site is during the transfer and perform some tests you will move it to a new web hosting service without having troubles.

About the Author

Article author works as writer for web hosting service provided by MarbleHost.com.