Considerations for Changing Your Web Hosting Provider

By | December 15, 2016

There are many reasons why individuals or companies will consider to change to a new web hosting company. It could be because there is no longer enough storage space or bandwidth, or it could be due to its customer service.
It could be because your website is becoming quite successful, traffic continually increases, and you’ve decided it’s time to switch to a more efficient type of server to keep up with your business success.

Switching to a different web hosting provider can be either simple and seamless or a tragedy.

There are some basic practical steps you need take to make sure that the transition is smooth, efficient and it will not affect your visitors or interrupt your online presence.


If you are using a static website, ensure all your server files are backed up in your computer by using your FTP program. Make notes regarding configurations, mail accounts and other details you have set up in the present server. Once you have a new account with a new provider, you will have to configure your new FTP program and manually upload all your files to the server. You will need to change the DNS of your domain at your domain register.

Most of us no longer use a static website as they have been replaced by dynamic websites using database and PHP programing also known as CMS ‘Content Management System’ websites such as WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, ExpressionEngine, TextPattern, Radiant CMS, Cushy CMS, SilverStripe to mention a few.

These platforms require a different method to be moved from one server to another.

Of course you need to find a new suitable hosting company with a focus on compatibility for your website platform. Emphasis is placed on PHP control given to you and the Databases offered as they are crucial to a successful migration and site operation. Also change your domain to point to the new server.

The vast majority of the CMS websites have plug-ins or apps that allow you to backup your site completely with instructions to download it to your computer and to upload and re-install automatically in the new server. You will need to research your specific situation and platform for the best method and procedure. It will still require some tweaking and many things can still go wrong mostly with the new configuration.

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