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Changing my host

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8:52 pm on Mar 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hi everybody,
I am making use of shared hosting and I consider it unavoidable to change to a different host. This website is not very large or complicated, plain html, with a number of redirects- no databases, scripts etc. I am concerned about those elementary aspects which an untrained person such as I am may not think about. Any advice would be highly appreciated.



5:43 am on Mar 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I am making use of shared hosting and I consider it unavoidable to change to a different host.


However,you can transfer your current url on the new host or create a new one in it ( for this you should require info to the hosting company).
If you already have a good traffic I advice you to 301 the current address to the new,so visitors and SEs will be automatically forwarded on the new "location".

If you can, probably the best solution is to transfer the current domain keeping so inbound and outbound links,but this depend on your site situation.



7:59 am on Mar 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

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- Setup the site on the new host. Make sure everything works exactly the way you want it to.
- Then switch your domain to point to the new host.
- Leave the old site on the old host for a week or so (longer if you're paranoid).

That's about it... ;)


9:02 pm on Mar 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for both the helpful replies!

specter regarding the reason:

My host's website becomes inaccessable at certain regular times, and so does my control panel. Furthermore, this happened for almost a continuous week, during which a) my visitors stats dropped remarkably, and b) sales generated by the site dropped, almost proportionally. Strictly speaking perhaps not enough to draw conclusions, but ... I contacted the host, their explanation was that my dial-up provider was to blame, and that all users of same had problems with "international" sites. Theirs (and my own) was the only sites I had problems with!


12:08 am on Mar 31, 2005 (gmt 0)

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As Bill stated
switch to your new host upload your site, If you can log-in to your account/control panel either point to the new host or better still change the dns to your new hosts servers, there will be progergation of about 24-48hrs in somes cases, Your current host seems to be having some problems so best to switch as soon as hope that helps


10:00 am on Mar 31, 2005 (gmt 0)

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specter regarding the reason:

Ok,I see.But It doesn't seem a shared host related problem.It's more probable that it's a bad management by the owner.
I say that because I also have some domains on shared hosting server and I never came across any problem.

However,do the best for your site and good luck!


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