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    Arrow Transferring hosting accounts between control panels

    I just want to provide what it takes to change hosting company or moving from one to another.
    Here is 10 steps how you can do it.
    Please correct me if I forgot something or I am totally wrong (wing-wong)

    1. Identify a web hosting company that provides the features and services most suitable for you.
    2. Order an appropriate hosting package from the supplier.
    3. Use the Control Panel facilities to manage your email boxes and such like.
    4. Begin the transfer of your domain or change the domain records and change email settings if required (your new web hosting supplier should

    provide guidance and support to make this as simple as possible).
    5. Copy all your files from your previous web hosting service.
    6. Upload the files to your new hosted web space.
    7. Transfer any databases required for your website.
    8. Check that all files have been copied and uploaded successfully.
    9. Test functionality and content related to any databases.
    10. If you have not done so already, cancel your previous hosting service.

    By the way I think that the most biggest problem is to know how to get moving from one to another hosting that’s why people always thinks that

    they will stick to one hosting company and forget all major problems with that company (downtimes, long servers maintenance and etc.)…

    I am trying to analyze cPanel, DirectAdmin and Plesk and will provide all (as much as I can) information regarding how to transfer your website.
    I would be glad if you would share some information with me on this forum. Really would be awesome…

    Anyway I think it would be great idea to have all information together collected. - Professional Multi-Location Web Hosting Service
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    Programming Since 1978 silver trophybronze trophy felgall's Avatar
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    Copying all the files to the new hosting and checking it all works there should come before starting the domain transferso item 4 on your list should come after item 9. Also you need to redirect emails from the email accounts on the old hosting to an address not being moved so as to avoid losing emails during the move
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    Have to agree with Stephan, test a lot earlier than step 9...I personally would test before anything is changed ie DNS etc.

    If you are looking to decide what control panel.....definitely recommend cPanel.
    Servers from $49.95!

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    Make sure that the PHP and the related modules are comparative on both the servers and the mysql versions are exact, for a hassle free transfer.
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