How to Transfer a Domain from One Web Host to Another

In a perfect world, our site would remain hosted at the same web host at low costs, with great load times and a 100 percent uptime but unfortunately, we do not live in such a world. Every so often, we find reasons to transfer our domains from one web host to another. Most people, however, do not know the first thing about transferring domains and those that do have very little knowledge on the subject.

Below are the steps you need to follow to can properly transfer your domain to another webhost.

Shop for a new web host

You need to select the right web host. Each has its own configuration, so you need to evaluate many factors including server configuration, cost, required space and many others. Since you might consider switching hosts again in the future, you could register your domain to a third party provider so that your move will be easier and without any potential complications. Read more Domains for Sale

Backup your sites to the new web host

To back up a dynamic site running on the database, you need to install the web apps to the new web host as they are in the old host, then move the database file to the new host.

To backup static files that do not change frequently via a content editor or automatically, copy the old file structures to the new web host.

If you have a web application like WordPress, which provides easy transfer functionality, you can transfer all your data files to the new web host directly. If you do not have such, you have to tweak your PHP and MySQL configuration files accordingly. Click Free Domains

  • Make the final check

Before taking your site live in the new environment, you need to check that everything is running properly and any problems are remedied.

  • Switch website DNS records

At your domain’s registrar, switch the DNS record of your website to the new web host’s servers. DNS record is the list of instructions that specify where to send your site visitors, so it’s important that you get it right.

  • Wait for the DNS change to go through

Moving your DNS record can take anywhere from a few hours to a whole day. Wait for the switch to go live before notifying your former hosting company about your cancellation.

When stuck with a bad web host, make the switch. If it sounds too complicated for you, try one of the hosting companies that will transfer your site to their server for free. to Quickly Setup CDN, Hosting and Domain (Pre-landing Pages)