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How to Switch Web Hosts in 5 Quick Steps

Have you or your website outgrown your current host? Do you want to see if the grass is greener on the other side? People fear switching web hosts for a variety of reasons, but it shouldn’t be a hassle to move. Switching hosts can actually be done with no downtime at all, and although your IP address will be different, your domain name will stay the same. Below, I’ve listed a handful of quick steps that will have you ready for a quick and issue-free migration.

1. Stay with your old host for a few days

To avoid potential downtime to your website, maintain your agreement with your old host for for 48 to 72 hours until you’ve confirmed that the switch was properly completed. Additionally, to avoid any possibility of early termination, you may want to refrain from informing your old host that you are leaving until the process is complete. Read more