Monday, August 12, 2013

How to transfer your websites in another web hosting with easy steps

Here all the easy steps that you must do to transfer your websites files in other web hosting.
  1. Connect with FTP client (the best one is filezilla) and transfer all files from your public_html/www/htdocs(directory name depends on your webhost) dir to a safe place on your hard drive.
  2. Connect to new host and upload all the files you just downloaded. please remember not to upload the public_html dir into your new root.
  3. Go to old host and export all databases.
  4. Goto new host remake all databases and database users and import the exported databases to their new Home.
  5. Goto your domain registrar and change the nameservers on your domain to point to your new server (DO NOT DELETE THE OLD ONES YET)
  6. Add a htaccess file to your root on the old server and make a 301 permanent redirect to the new server.
  7. Delete the old nameservers from your domain after about a week so that you know everyone is pointed to the new server.
  8. Delete all files from old server and use your new server to it's fullest extent.
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