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Need help to change my host



11:03 pm on Apr 29, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Hi all, this is my first post but I've seen people are friendly here and hope I can get home help.

I have a site which is only a month old and I had no experience with cpanel at the beginnig, also didn't know what host to chose. My bad was that I have chosen a host that offered a low bandwidth transfer and since a week the site is down because the transfer has exceed.

My other bad was that I've paid the hosting for 2 months and hoped that when the first month ends all will go back to normal but it didn't happened. I'm only sorry I could have hosted the site for 6 months with the money I paid there for 2. Anyway I learned my lesson.

Yesterday I bought another hosting plan but I don't know what should I do next next. I tryied changing the nameservers but it didn't work so I suppose it's more than that. My question is if someone can tell me step by step how to change the host? I don't have that much experience in cpanel, only edited some texts and stuff like that. Thanks in advance!

brotherhood of LAN

2:46 pm on May 1, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Welcome to the forums Christine20

When you changed nameservers, how long did you wait?

It can take a few days before your domain/new host can be reached when you're updating nameservers.


3:45 am on May 2, 2009 (gmt 0)

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welcome to WebmasterWorld [webmasterworld.com], Christine20!

check out Matt Cutts' blog post on moving to a new web host:


7:50 pm on May 3, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for your replies guys you were very kind. But i dont completely understand that tutorial :(
@brotherhood I changed the nameservers to the old host right away because the bandwidth was about to reset in a few days but will change it again this week

Ok, my site is using a php scrip with mysql database. I will write here the stepts i will follow and please correct me if im wrong.

1. make a backup and download (havent made a backup before...but that doesnt seem hard)
2. change the nameserves (only those need to be changed?)
3. does it require any installation or i just upload the files to the new host? If yes where more specific?

Thanks again for helping. I could have asked someone to do it for me but im stubborn and want to do it myself so i can learn a few more things :P

Robert Charlton

4:56 am on May 4, 2009 (gmt 0)

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You need to have two working sites running simultaneously, one on your old web host and one on your new web host (running on your IP# or temporary host server name).

Then you change your domain's DNS A-records addressing your old IP to address your new IP. As long as both sites are up and running, during the DNS propagation, queries to your domain should be routed to one web host or the other.

If your site is dynamic, I can't advise you on syncing up the two sites during propagation.


8:53 am on May 4, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Thanks but something came up now...
Seems like the admin panel has been hacked and I cant login. How can I change the pass from cpanel? I found an article on google but it doesnt work. I only need to write a query in phpmyadmin or there is more?

Dont understand why people have fun doing this :¦


9:43 am on May 4, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Ok I managed to changed it...I'm so proud of myself :D
But do you know how can I avoid this kind of things in the future? How should I protect?

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