Transfer web hosting: The Complete Guidelines.

Transfer web hosting: The Complete Guidelines.

If you are looking for the perfect way to transfer web hosting from one hosting provider to another hosting provider or I can say old hosting account to new hosting account, then this article will help you. Along with the procedure of switching web hosts, I will give a short description of what web hosting is.

Let’s start…..

What is web hosting?

Web hosting is a service that allows individuals and organizations to make their website accessible via the World Wide Web. It is a type of internet service that provides space on a server for users to store their website files. When someone types in your website address, the web host delivers those files to your visitor’s computer. A web host can be an individual with their own personal server, or it can be a company that rents or leases server space to others.

When should you go for switch hosting providers?

1. You are not happy with your current provider.

2. Your site is slow or down often.

3. You are not getting the support you need.

4. Your provider is too expensive.

5.If you’re not getting the level of service that you need, then it’s time to switch.

What factors should keep in mind while switching to new hosting company?

When you are looking for a new hosting company, there are a few things you should keep in mind. Price is always important, but it is not the only factor you should consider. Here are some factors to think about when switching hosts:

1. How much experience does the company have? The more experience a company has, the more likely they are to be able to handle any problems that come up.

2. What kind of support do they offer?

3. Price is always a consideration, but it’s not the only one.

3. Make sure you understand the company’s uptime guarantees and what they mean for you.

4. Ask about the company’s backup policies and how often they restore data.

5. Is there an option to get your own dedicated server or will you share with other clients? If so, ask if this can be done at no extra cost. You may also want to consider whether you’d prefer to pay monthly rather than yearly in order to avoid having to deal with additional fees during busy times.

6.Do the web hosting provider have free migration service at the time of emergency to run the site smoothly?

Ways of transferring website files from current hosting provider to new hosting provider.

If your current hosting provider has the facility to free site migration service then it is a matter of just a few clicks to changing web hosts by the help of their support team. However, if you want to do it of your own, here is the process:

Essential Login:

When you have made a final decision to transfer your website to a new web hosting account, then you have to have some logins:

  1. Cpanel login or file transfer protocol (ftp) client login of your current web hosting account
  2. Cpanel login or file transfer protocol (ftp) client login of your new web hosting account
  3. Domain panel login (domain dns) of your domain registrar company

Step by step instructions:


  1. Login into your current hosting account
  2. Go to file manager
  3. Go to the root folder of your website generally it is in public_html folder
  4. Select all the files, make a zip file of it.
  5. Download it to your local computer.



  1. Login into your current hosting account
  2. Go to Phpmyadmin
  3. Select the database details
  4. Download the database files

Note: you can do the above two steps via control panel (cpanel) or ftp program.


  1. Login into your new web hosting account
  2. Go to file manager
  3. Go to the root folder where you want to upload the files, generally it is public_html.
  4. Now upload the zip file that you downloaded from previous hosting provider.
  5. Unzip or extract it.



  1. Go go to MYSQL database and create a database along with database name, username and password.
  2. Go to PhpMyadmin
  3. Click on import tab
  4. Import the database file that you downloaded from old hosting account.

Now this is the time to update the website dns. For this follow the steps below:


  1. Login into your domain registrar
  2. Go to DNS settings
  3. Click on update DNS settings and change the DNS from new web host.

It will take almost 24 hours to 48 hours to propogate the DNS depending upon the service provider.

And you are done.

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