How to move to a new web host

Posted on Saturday, October 15 2005 @ 8:20 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Matt Cutss explains over at his blog how you can best move your website to a new host or IP address without having problems in Google.

He talks about five steps:
Step 1. Find a good web host and sign up for an account.
Step 2: Make a back-up of your site at the new webhost.
Step 3: Change DNS to point to your new web host.
Step 4: Wait for the DNS change to propagate through the net.
Step 5: Once you are sure people or Googlebots are fetching from the new webhost/IP address, you’re done. You can shut down the old site.
Read on over here for more details.

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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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