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My dad's website is currently being managed by someone that isn't doing much of anything. My dad wants to keep the site, but add a few simple pages and change the server company.
I'm wondering what information I need to get from the old manager so that I can change the server company and make changes on the site myself. I have a basic understanding of Flash and Dreamweaver, but have only done sites from scratch, and never needed to change a site that someone else created. I want to make sure I have all the info before my dad let's this guy go, because I am afraid he will trash the site.
Any help is greatly appreciated.
The issue is the domain name. Who owns it? Who is managing it? You need to get that in house and keep it there even if you outsource the management of the site.
this is a good rundown of the procedure for changing servers.
Matt Cutts: Moving to a new web host:
The second thing is who is paying for the hosting? Are you directly being billed from the hosting company or are you paying for it through the manager?
Once you have those questions answered you'll have a course to proceed.