Will there be any downtime when I move my account?


Actually no, we provide iginal-title="An acronym for File Transfer Protocol. It’s also the tool used to transfer files through the Internet from one computer to another. For example, you would use an FTP to upload your webpage from where you built it (like your computer at home) to a website (like this one) so that all of your friends and neighbors can look at it. Examples are CuteFTP, WsFTP, and FrontPage.">ftp access and a temporary way to view your site when requested. This allows you to mirror your site before you re-direct your domain name to your new account. With this method there is no downtime on new accounts.

Step by Step:

As long as things are done properly there should be no downtime as a result of the move. We suggest following these steps:

1. Sign up for an account with us
2. Upload your website to our servers and test to make sure everything appears as it should
3. Update the name servers with your domain iginal-title="A company or organization that registers domain names for individuals and organizations.">registrar to point to the ones we provide in your welcome iginal-title="Electronic mail. Your ISP usually provides this tool. It allows you to send and receive mail (messages) over the Internet. Through email, you can write your friends, ask your ISP a technical question about your service, or even receive an Internet birthday card.">email
4. Wait a couple of days before canceling your old hosting plan. It can take a couple of days for a domain to transfer and it is best to leave some overlap to ensure there is no downtime.

Of course we will help as needed to make sure everything goes easily for you.

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