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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!
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
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.