How do I transfer or migrate my website to you?
Posted by Sinan Esen on 06 May 2015 09:51 AM
Migrating a website to our company is a simple process and if done properly, it will allow minimal downtime to your website and emails.
Please see our following recommendation:
1. Creating your hosting account through us:
Please note, in this step, you are not transferring your domain name to us and hence your website or emails will not get affected. They will still keep on working from the current hosting company.
2. Uploading your website:
Once the hosting account is created and paid for, you will receive an email with the subject of "***Readme***".
■ This documentation may help you to transfer your website/databases.
■ This documentation may help your to create a mail account.
■ This documentation may help you to preview your website.
3. Transfering your domain name to us:
Once you are happy with your setup, then you can contact our staff members to help you transfer your domain name to us.
■ This documentation may help you at this point.
4. Completing the process:
Once the above process is completed, it takes somewhere around 6 to 8 hours for your website and email traffic to point to us. While this is happening, you should keep on checking your emails from your old provider. Essentially, you want to keep your old account open for two to three days and once the transfer is finished, you can then close your account with them. It usually takes around two to three days and we recommend to not close your account till then. Also, during this process, at a point your website would be working from your old provider and when the web traffic switches to us, it would start working from us, hence the website switch would be seemless from your customers/users point of view.