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  • How to change hosting company to UK?

    Hi Team

    Would you have someone who could contact us to advice on this issue....Moving from GoDaddy to a host with a database soley in UK.

    We use GoDaddy but there database is in the US and after us court ruking against Microsoft, we are seeking to cover our loose ends to protect our emails and clients.

    Thank you.

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    Welcome Dave,

    You can certainly consider our fully managed UK based hosting services. Foremost you need to complete the online order process from our website and once your account is set on our server we will send you a welcome email containing account login credentials. You then need to upload the website data on our server using FTP or through the control panel. You can take help of our support team for any kind of technical issues which may arise while migration.
    Dave, could you confirm the current resource usage and the hosting platform with your current webhost accordingly we can recommend you the most suitable hosting package.
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    • #3
      Hello Dave,

      I hope you are using cpanel with Godaddy, you simply need to take standard cPanel backup and simply upload it on the new webspace. This would be an easire option for data migration. You can aslo forward your current cPanel details to WHUK tem and request them to initiate the data migration for you.
      If you are using their custom control panel then you need to take care of data migration yourself.

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      • #4
        Thank you for the information Harry and Pongers, much appreciated.

        Yes I do have a cPanel control panel there, but I'm unsure about the resource usage. How do I check it?

        Another thing that concerns me, if I do decide to move away from them - over to you, would the site, emails be offline? If yes, is there a way by which we can avoid the downtime?

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        • #5
          Dear Dave,

          Using cpanel control panel you can check the account resource usage like webspace, bandwidth etc..
          Regarding website downtime;
          There will be few hours (around 24 hours) delay in DNS propagation once you move the website with us and update the DNS. You will get nameserver details in the welcome email once the account is set on our server.
          To minimize the DNS propagation delay and any downtime it's recommended to keep the old hosting active until data migration and DNS update is completed.
          Once you update the DNS after data migration you need to wait for the domains to resolve from the new server, in this time both the servers are active so the websites resolve from one of the two servers. You could change DNS in off peak hours.

          Regarding emails;
          You may change the MX records as soon as data migration is completed so all the emails will directly reach the new server.
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          • #6
            minimize downtime

            Following helps to minimize downtime

            1 ) Sign up for the new hosting account and do not cancel you existing old hosting account.

            2 ) Start the migration your website data from old host to the new host via old host FTP

            3 ) Take backup of databases on the old webhost and then upload the backup files via FTP to new webhost

            4 ) Archive the old emails by making connection of each email address with POP3 and download them to your local machine/computer.

            5 ) If the control panel in both old and the new host is cPanel then old emails may also be transferred.

            6 ) When you have a copy of your website on both the old and the new hosting account change the DNS of your domain.

            7 ) After confirming all the files are available at the old and new webhosting.

            8 ) Update the Nameservers provided by the new hosting in your domain control panel.

            9 ) Website propagates globally and loads randomly from the old or the new hosting servers.

            10) After the DNS is fully updated and the website is loading from the new hosting, cancel the old hosting plan.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by victor View Post
              minimize downtime


              1 ) Sign up for the new hosting account and do not cancel you existing old hosting account.

              2 ) Start the migration your website data from old host to the new host via old host FTP

              3 ) Take backup of databases on the old webhost and then upload the backup files via FTP to new webhost

              4 ) Archive the old emails by making connection of each email address with POP3 and download them to your local machine/computer.

              5 ) If the control panel in both old and the new host is cPanel then old emails may also be transferred.

              6 ) When you have a copy of your website on both the old and the new hosting account change the DNS of your domain.

              7 ) After confirming all the files are available at the old and new webhosting.

              8 ) Update the Nameservers provided by the new hosting in your domain control panel.

              9 ) Website propagates globally and loads randomly from the old or the new hosting servers.

              10) After the DNS is fully updated and the website is loading from the new hosting, cancel the old hosting plan.
              Agree with your statement

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