Transferring from one website host to another is an easy process if you take the right steps to prepare. If you already have a website online and are thinking about making the switch to Wild Root Web, we can help you to create a plan that will make the transition as smooth as possible.
Contact us prior to placing your new hosting account order to discuss a plan for your complimentary website migration!
Currently selling on Etsy? You may be able to populate your new online store by downloading a copy of your CSV file. We can help!
HOW TO TRANSFER YOUR WEBSITE FROM ANOTHER HOST:
Time to make a change? Choose the small business website hosting plan that will meet your unique needs and proceed through the checkout process to initiate your new website services.
Decide whether you will be making the switch immediately or if you will need a little bit of time to build and populate your new website first.
If you do need time, select to have your new website services setup using a “temporary URL“.
Begin building your new website. Create your pages, categories, and repopulate all of your products. You may also have your new template installed during this step! Or- have us do it for you!
When you’re satisfied with the content of your new website, backup your old website database and files. Save these for future reference and long term storage.
Then, recreate any @domain.com email accounts in your new cPanel.
If you haven’t already, now is the time to bring your new website live by updating the nameservers on your domain. In rare cases this part of the process may take up to 72 hours. This is due to something called “domain propagation”. Plan accordingly!
Once the 72 hour waiting period has passed, and you’re sure that your website is fully on our servers, you can cancel your old website hosting services. Congratulations! Your new website is live and ready for your visitors.
That’s it! Now sit back, relax, and enjoy your beautiful new website. Join our client-only Facebook community and chat group to share the exciting news and show off your new site!
Not sure which plan will work for you? Open a ticket to discuss your ideas and we’ll be happy to provide you with a suggestion!
Not all websites can be transferred as-is due to licensing and software differences. To determine if your website qualifies for a complimentary migration, contact us prior to placing your order to discuss your options.