Two types of individuals look for web hosting on our site:
A – Those who are looking to host a site for the first time.
B – Those who are considering switching their web hosts.
There are many reasons for switching web hosts including pricing, reliability, and customer support issues. Regardless of your reason for wanting to switch your web hosting provider the process is actually quite easy. In this guide I am going to explain the simple 3 steps needed to switch web hosts.
Step 1: Backup your old website files
This is actually an easy process because most of the time your website files are already stored somewhere on your computer. If for some reason you store all of you file on the server all you will have to do is use a free FTP software program to pull the files from your current server and place them on your computer.
Step 2: Register for new web hosting
It is now time to register for your new web hosting account. To ensure that you pick an affordable and reliable I would highly suggest that you check out our current top 10 web hosting list. From my experience I have found that HostMonster, Bluehost, and Justhost are all great companies to switch to. During your sign up process you will want to type your current domain name in the boxed titled “transfer domain”. Complete the sign up process and get FTP username and password.
Step 3: Upload Files to new server
The last step is very easy. All you have to do is take the files that you backed up to your computer earlier and use some type of FTP program to publish the files to your new server. After you publish the files you website will be active again.
Switching web hosts is as easy as 1-2-3 and can save you a tun of money. If you are currently paying more than $4 a month for web hosting I would highly suggest that you switch hosts, it only takes minutets but can save you a lot of money. Be sure to check out our home page for a list of the current top 10 web hosting providers to make sure you get the best web hosting out there.