Moving your website to a new server can cause service disruptions and headaches if you don’t carefully plan the transition. If you make a wrong move or forget an important detail, you could cause service interruptions that result in lost customers and sales. Use the following tips as a checklist as you transfer your site, to make the change to a new server as seamless and transparent as possible.
1. Allow enough time
If you’re anxious to make the change to a new hosting provider, you might want to quickly terminate your original service. Depending on the role of your website, however, you might need access to your old files for a while as you configure your new service. Also, if you store a lot of data on your site, you should allow plenty of time for your new server to complete the data transfer. You probably don’t want to pay for two hosting services at the same time, but you also want to make sure you have sufficient access to your original server before shutting it down. [Read more…] about Checklist Before Moving Your Website To A New Server