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Switching Web Hosting Providers: A Step-by-Step Guide to Replace Your Hosting

Most beginner bloggers found very frustrating when they buy bad hosting stuck there. They must have this query that how to change web hosting provider.

Because to move a website or blog to another best hosting provider.

The most crucial aspects to take into account while searching for a new hosting service are pricing, uptime, loading times, customer assistance, and server variety.

There are lots of factors for changing or switching a web hosting provider to another. The most common and popular reason that I found is the price.

Every website or blog owner wants the best and most of the features and options by a hostinger provider in the best price segments.

And when found the ideal hosting provider for their requirement then a big question for them is how to switch to them.

Therefore I am writing this guide blog post to teach you how you migrate your website hosting to another desirable hosting provider.

I would suggest you read this blog post carefully and take your website backup before applying any steps guided here. 

So let’s get started with the step-by-step process of how to change web hosting.

Research The Best Hosting Provider And Choose The Migration.

If you want to know how to change web hosting the first step you need to find the next one.

You need to first research the best suits for you as an ideal hosting provider for the requirement of your blog or website that you want to migrate to another hosting provider.

Once you will get the comparison and research done from your end.

The next thing you need to decide whether you want to take migrating service or you want to migrate it manually.

The majority of the finest hosting services have a built-in migration tool that enables you to move your website without paying any additional fees.

For a novice, migrating a lodging provider is a somewhat complicated operation.

Your prior hosting information needs to send to your new provider so they can handle the transfer process and correct any errors that may arise.

Although using a migration service is straightforward, it cannot compare to the independence of doing your own migration. Here, I’m helping you do it on your own.

Backup And Export  Important Files, Database

Manual website transfer is one of your possibilities.

This involves steps like downloading your backups, transferring them to the new server, and directing your domain name, among others.

You must manually make a backup file, which you will need to upload or import after you purchase a new host.

Most web hosting providers give you a full backup option in your Cpanel dashboard feature by hosting provider.

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Login and open your control panel ((Cpanel )of your present Webhosting provider check the given backup wizard option in it the files area.

Once you click on it it will show this screen.

how to change web hosting

Once you click on the backup button in the left corner side. You will get an opinion of a full backup.

Click on it you will get this new option once click on the full backup.

It will ask you for the backup destination and your email id to notify you once the backup completes. They email you about the completion of the back so you can start the restoration process. 

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By default on my side, it is selected home directory if you found any other option selected just choose the “Home Directory” as a backup option.

Now just generate your backup. It will take time as per the server load and how big your files are, sometimes it takes minutes and sometimes it takes a few hours.

That is why they ask to notify you by email.  

Once completed, you can download it and in your, other website hosting provider open the same Cpanel and check this option backup wizard page. 

Restore Your Back To Your New Webhosting Server Through Cpanel Backup Wizard.

Now the next thing you need to change here is that you need to restore your backup not take backup you need to restore your backup.

Once you click on the restore button it will ask for various options to restore that you need to restore.

As you get the full backup you need the backup file to use the .tar, .gz file extension. format so you need to unzip the file and separately upload here and restore it.

According to the Cpanel website, help guide.

The cPanel interface does not support file restoration from a complete backup. For support, get in touch with your hosting company.

Prior to restoration, the backup file must be compressed. You can upload and restore certain sections of your website that are contained in the complete backup file once you have decompressed the backup file.

The system’s inability to write required files, such as a database lock file, may cause the backup process for an account that is close to or over its quota to fail. 

Change The NameServer On Your New Host

After completing the above steps you need to point your nameserver to the new hosting provider.

Find the new nameserver of your new hosting provider, there must be one or two nameservers of your hosting provider just copy it and you need to go to the domain registrar’s control panel.

The first thing you need to do is log in to your domain registrar where you bought the website or your blog domain.

Now check for the setting to configure the domain name server, it is located differently on different registrars but most of the time you find it on the domain overview or domain management option.

Once you find it just change the nameserver. Sometimes it will ask you to choose the custom domain nameserver option or you get the 3 or 4 boxes filled already.

You just need to remove all and only need to paste the new nameserver in just the first two.

Simply input the first two nameserver fields and leave the remaining fields empty if your new host has two nameservers but your registrar has four nameserver fields.

Simply input the first two nameservers if your registrar only has two nameserver fields and your hosting provider has three nameservers.

Now, waiting for this whole process to affect the propagation takes at least 24 hours to be into effect.

After all, things will be live again just check the overall function and check errors if any. 

Once you have done successful migration, delete your data from the previous hosting provider.

End Note

This is a helpful guide for you as a beginner to find a solution to migrate your hosting to another hosting provider and want your website manually.

This process works fine with the servers using the Cpanel dashboard option and the Backup Wizard option.

I hope this post will help you to migrate to your best-hosting provider. Start subscribing to our blog.

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