There are many tedious steps when it comes to creating a successful website, but one of the important first steps is to find a web hosting service provider to help purchase a domain or URL, and store your files on its servers to deliver content to users’ browsers. But let’s say you’ve been with your hosting service for a number of months and the agreed upon terms continue to change, or you are starting to see less speed, a higher price, stagnant features or continued down time. You feel like it is time for a web hosting change but don’t want the transition to impact your website’s performance.
First you need to decide which server setup is best for you in order to find the best host for your needs.
If you have a personal blog or a static website (minimal updating and change to your website), you’ll want to utilize what is called “shared hosting,” where you own a small portion of a server and share the server with thousands of other websites.
Going up a stage in CPU and memory is “managed hosting,” which provides services and support in addition to hosting infrastructure. You’ll get a large portion of a server, an entire server or several servers, depending on your needs, which is great for e-commerce websites.
With “dedicated hosting “ you’ll have an entire server to yourself to set up and manage however you see fit. This is perfect for high-traffic websites and web applications that use large amounts of data.
Not only can Dependable Website Management help you understand the best server fit for your brand’s needs and goals but also can help you transfer it to our renowned servers.
A seamless transition to a new website host, a.k.a. a new server, can be made possible with the help of Dependable Website Management. Transferring your website to another host mainly entails of the following stages: Transferring the website’s files and databases; configuring web application with new host; and redirecting domain DNS to the new host.
If your brand it utilizing a WordPress website, the transition process to a new server can take less than a day (it can take 24-48 hours for DNS changes to become fully functionable) thanks to a special plugin. These plugins give the web developer access to a myriad of powerful software options to give your website extra functionality, including saving and transferring the website’s files and databases to a new host, the first step in the transferring servers process.
After we save the files and backup any databases on the old host and transfer to the new host, we’ll change the servers for your domain name to point to your new host. Dependable Website Management’s migration specialists ensure your domain name will remain the same and your website will look exactly as it did before. We can even provide site upgrades and advanced aesthetics. This is a general overview of the transfer process, but a number of monotonous steps are needed to make a full server transfer successful, like moving emails to a new server.
Remember, different types of servers exist on networks, including file storage servers, security and encryption servers, mail servers, web servers and more, each with software specific to the purpose of the server.
Moving an email account without losing old emails can be a scary task for any small business without working knowledge of cPanel and FTP. Thankfully, the process for transferring emails is similar to transferring to a new web host. Essentially, you are downloading the files off an old server, uploading them to a new one, reconfiguring the new host and pointing your DNS records to the new server. The same process can be emulated for any and all of your servers’ software.
Powered by Liquid Web, Dependable Website Management’s servers are consistently scanning and monitoring threats from attacking your websites with firewall protection, anti-virus and anti-spam protection, HTTP intrusion protection, server hardening, daily security audits and more. We can handle simple one-site hosting accounts, multiple server configurations, CDNs, load balancers and high security server setups. If your website staying up is the most important thing to you, then Dependable Website Management’s dedicated and secure hosting is the choice for you.
In addition to helping you transfer to our servers, Dependable Website Management will also provide assistance, tutorials and high-end technology resources when it comes to advanced web management. We can help you get started with daily blog posts on your website, social media page creation and management, Google Adwords, WordPress support, Yext account setup and management and more. We can custom fit a plan to just about any company or budget. Don’t wait any longer to harness the massive marketing power of the Internet for your company or brand. Call us today, and we will be happy to set up a face-to-face meeting with you to discuss your current and future web presence.
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