If you run a website for any length of time, chances are you’ll want to move your site and email to a new web server at least once. For example:
- You may have exceeded the bandwidth allowance or disk quota of your current server (good for you, your site’s getting more popular!)
- You might be fed up with your current host’s downtime or poor technical support
- Your old hosting company may be going out of business (an all-too-common occurrence unfortunately)
Let’s assume you’ve chosen a new Web hosting company and you’re ready to transfer your website. Broadly speaking, there are 2 ways that you can move your site across:
In this step-by-step article I’ll try to give a general overview of the moving process, and look at some of the pitfalls to avoid along the way. I strongly recommend reading this whole article before you start the moving process.