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7 Steps for Changing Your Web Hosting Service Provider

By Pallavi Nair

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It is a common situation, where you build a website for your company and select a web hosting service that guarantees to meet all your needs for the bandwidth, space, and a customer support.

But over the period of time, you increasingly become frustrated with your selected company of web hosting that fails to match all your needs. Just like the family that out-grown a starter home, your business also needs a new reliable web hosting provider to visit your home.

You might be hesitant making a move to opt a new web hosting service, as you predict the difficulties that lie ahead, especially a costly downtime. Fortunately, you don't need to feel stuck with a web host provider that doesn't meet your demands. Here are some important 7 steps that can be considered while switching to a new web hosting service provider.

  1. Website Back-up
    Switching to the new web hosting service, the chance of difficulties always exists. Give yourself a safety net by backup of a website. And to do this, use your selected website development tool to download all your current files used on your site like HTML files, graphics, etc. to the local computer.

  2. Recording information
    Do not rely on memory if changing to the new web host. Take a time to record all the important information which will be needed when making a move. This involves details such as email boxes, software, configuration information and security settings.

  3. Selecting a new Web hosting provider
    If you want to make sure that you never have to change again your business web host provider. Then, take some time, research and then select the best web hosting service provider that can meet all your needs now and in all future growth events. Choose a web hosting that offers guaranteed uptime, and make it sure their server supports everything that runs on your website.

  4. Inform your visitors
    Switching to a new web hosting service provider doesn't affect just you, but also your visitors. It's especially true with e-commerce sites whose visitors might get panic in not being able to see the website from which where they have recently placed the purchase. Hence, by giving your visitors a prior information and perhaps an alternate contact information will ease the transition.

  5. Load your website
    It is always best to load a website with new web hosting provider before dealing with a change in your domain name. And you can do that by loading your website's files to an IP address that is provided by your new web hosting provider.

  6. Changing domain name record
    Update the domain name information by server name information of your new hosting company. If the business web hosting provider is also your domain name registrar that will be quite manageable. However, if the domain name has been registered elsewhere or else you aren't registered as an administrative than, it will require extra effort. Once all the change has been implemented, it will take some days for a domain propagation to obtain place or that your website is now live on a different server.

  7. Cancellation of Account
    Once the process of domain name propagation time period has passed, you can test all issues and once you get confident that now everything is in a place, you can close an account with your old web host provider.

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Article Submitted On: December 12, 2017