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Changing your web hosting provider

The decision to change a web hosting provider is influenced by numerous reasons including lack of technical support, software incompatibility, availability of other cheaper hosting packages and much more. Regardless the reasons behind the decision, the webmasters may carefully adopt the following procedures to make sure of the seamless transfer.

Backup your site by downloading all files, including scripts, images and web pages from the existing hosting server using the FTP or other publisher software like Dreamweaver, FrontPageand,etc. Get the primary and secondary name server details from the current host provider or using a whois tool. You may also need to get the name server details of the new hosting space provider to make the correct references. Submit the form for name server changes with your domain registrar. It may take 24-48 hours to apply the changes in the whois records. Upload the site into the new hosting server and check for the proper functioning of the website. Suspend the hosting account from the previous provider. If the existing hosting provider happens to be the domain registrar too, it would be better to transfer the domain registration to the new web host. This will facilitate you to communicate with a single service provider for all kinds of website-related issues.

Though the process of transferring the website is a simple one, it requires a descent research to find the new provider, since it may affect the prospect of your online business. In general, the new host provider should be reliable and cost-effective. Specifically, watch for the software and platform supports in the new hosting provider. Make sure that all the software required to run the scripts in your website is supported by new provider. This can be done by browsing through the software support offered by the hosting provider or by making a call to the support team. Other features to look for are the money-back guarantee, availability of latest coupon codes and the terms and conditions mentioned by them.

M6.NET is one such reliable and cheap Windows Hosting service provider backed by the 14 years of expert hosting experience. The company is dedicated to providing a flexible, fast, and reliable network-Windows hosting platform that is affordable for people around the world. It is one of the first shared hosting providers to offer multiple websites, SQL Server databases on Windows Servers back in 1999 and continues the same level of flexibility today. For Powerful Windows ASP.NET hosting services visit

About Author Michael Guilfoyle :

Michael Guilfoyle is CEO of M6.Net one of the oldest <a href=<a href=">Windows" target="_blank">>Windows</a> Hosting</a> company. M6.Net has been providing Windows hosting since 1997. Michael's expertise is in leadership, management and marketing with a passion for web design and the Internet. For Powerful Windows ASP.NET hosting services visit <a href="" target="_blank"></a>

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