How to migrate a website between hosts?

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I am changing web hosts but I do not have the slightest idea about how to migrate my website from the old host to the new. Help!

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Like I told you. If you go with the one I suggested they will handle all the migration for you.

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EmptyNest wrote:

Like I told you. If you go with the one I suggested they will handle all the migration for you.

That's what we did. The new host company took care of everything.

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EmptyNest wrote:

Like I told you. If you go with the one I suggested they will handle all the migration for you.

Oh, that's just twisting my arm! Eye-wink

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They should have a tutorial on the new site, and tech support if you need it. We had a few issues as we had to make sure all the images went to the new site (host) as well. This was something we forgot when we began it. On our site we had 48 hours or something for the migration (so we could make sure we did it correctly). I can't remember now.  But visit the HELP section before doing anything. 

I wanted to rename the directories, and such so I could tell the difference when I had them all over (this was building a new site and adding to new host), vs using same host, or just moving it all.

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You put the new site up. You check it is running. You move the DNS. You take the old site down. You should have a month of overlap, since you need both running at the same time.

Are you running any software or is it all just HTML?

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I'm moving the old site to the new host. I can't have the same site running in 2 places at the same time. I was guessing this is a short term op, like an hour or so. Buy the space at the new host, then do the move, check to see it's all working and close the old account.

I just had no idea WHAT or HOW to move. Set up the same directory tree on the new host first? Then move everything into the same folders as before. How do I do that?

Like JB said, hopefully there is a tutorial. Or, like EN said, let her do it for me!

My site is all HTML. I am not running anything on my site except a Flash slideshow. But, all of those files are already in my tree.

 

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I don't know what it would cost to have EN do it, but it's important that it be done right and not get messed up and have even one aspect not work .....  because it provides your income.  I know you like to design it, control it and I love your site ... but for the move, like moving fine furniture,  I'd hire a professional. 

Good luck!

Madeleine wrote:

I'm moving the old site to the new host. I can't have the same site running in 2 places at the same time. I was guessing this is a short term op, like an hour or so. Buy the space at the new host, then do the move, check to see it's all working and close the old account.

I just had no idea WHAT or HOW to move. Set up the same directory tree on the new host first? Then move everything into the same folders as before. How do I do that?

Like JB said, hopefully there is a tutorial. Or, like EN said, let her do it for me!

My site is all HTML. I am not running anything on my site except a Flash slideshow. But, all of those files are already in my tree.

 

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Basically, you download all the files in the public_html directory and then upload them into the new public_html directory.

The only thing you need to really worry about is your DNS and the refresh time. Make sure it's set to nothing more then 600 seconds, at least to get  the new site seen.

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You need to find out what directory your site is in on your old host, FTP it from your old host to your machine.

Find our where it needs to go on the new host and FTP it back up again.

That's what I'd do at least. Call me if you need help.

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