web hosting - how to change???

what if I want to change my web hosting service?? Will I still be allowed to have the same website name? How do I transfer it?

what are some cheap and good web hosting services?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Here is how to change with no downtime

    1. The first step is to find the new host you want to be with and join them. Make sure not to cancel with your old hosting provider, and do not tell them you will be canceling. For the time being you switching host needs to be kept a secret from them, or they could terminate your site early and cause downtime.

    2. At this point you should have hosting accounts with two hosting providers the old and the new one. You will now upload your entire site from the old host to the new one. This can be done by connecting to their ftp and downloading all your files. Then connecting to the new hosts ftp and uploading all your files.

    3. After you have all your files on both hosting accounts you will change your domain names dns. Your new host should have provided you with their domain name servers (dns). If they haven't contact them to find out what dns you should use for your domain name.

    Dns usually looks like this:

    ns1.thehostsnames.com

    ns2.thehostsnames.com

    Once you know what dns to use on your domain name you will go to wherever you purchased the domain name from to make the changes. If you purchased your domain name from your host you usually will need to ask them to make the dns changes for you. You will tell them this.... "Hello my domain with you is www yourdomain.com my username is username and my password password. please change my domain names dns to ns1.thednsyoureceived.com and ns2.thednsyoureceived.com

    4. Once your dns changes have been made you will need to wait two days before your site will load off the new host. During this two day period your dns is prorogating world wide, and your site will be bouncing from the old host to the new host every other minute randomly. Once the two days is up your site will only be loading off the new host.

    5. When your dns has updated you will now contact your host you were moving from and cancel your account with them.

    Here is one of the best host around and if you ask they will move your site for free.

    http://www.cowetanet.com/hostgator/hostgator.php

  • 1 decade ago

    Well about the first questions you ask I really don't know, but regarding about a cheap hosting site I know a free web hosting site. Try this:

    http://www.tripod.com

    100% free of charge

    No HTLM or any web coding need to know coding

    Easy to Copy and Paste text and picture upload

    No limit on uploaded stuff, you can create as many secondary pages as you want or create another website and easily direct traffic from one page to another.

    Friendly easy to use interface, cool pre-disegned backgrounds.

    Good Luck!!!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    yes you can do this. 1st cancel the host you have now. 2. transfer the domain to the new host, 3. upload your files to the new hosts server

  • 4 years ago

    Separate. imagine you're utilizing the same host and area registrar. What if one is going away? meaning they both do. Or, i wager a extra available difficulty: you've a falling out with your hosting employer, you're interior the right. You refuse to pay on your hosting. They close you down. you may continually replace hosting, yet now you're stuck with out your area call. save them separate.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    yes you can switch your domain/website to a new host provider

    you have to contact both parties and let them know of your inten

    tions.You will be able to keep your site and domain name with

    out any problems.

    cheap and good? try either yahoo or bravenet

    hope this helps

  • 1 decade ago

    I switched to: http://www.DependableHost.net . They moved my site for me, and everything works perfect - and there were no troubles or hassles because they did it for me. As long as you have FTP access it can be moved.

    When you place an order for a hosting account with them - it's an option that you have during checkout. It's well worth it! They had mine moved in a couple hours!

  • 1 decade ago

    I use http://www.godaddy.com and http://www.domainhaul.com. best deals on hosting and domain names I have found.

    Everything transfers, but make sure you have a full backup of your site before you tell your hosting provider you are leaving them. I have had bad experiences with a provider holding my data hostage.

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