Tips on Migrating a Website With Minimal or NO Downtime

Tips on Migrating a Website With Minimal or NO Downtime

Tips on Migrating a Website With Minimal or NO Downtime:


Make Sure to Move Your Website And Files Before Cancelling


Don’t cancel your existing web hosting account before completing your.


This is the most common mistake made by website owners or administrators who are new to web hosting; they will contact the present host and inform them of their decision to move and you can guess what happens next!


When you signed up, first thing to do is transfer all the files to the new server.  Test your site to make sure everything is working fine, all the files have been transferred and linked correctly and nothing has been forgotten.



It’s best to Download your Backup Files


Login to cPanel and create compressed backups of your website files and database information.  It’s easy and the beauty is that the cPanel help-file is pretty self explanatory on how it all works.  After creating the backup, just locate it and download it to your own computer. Just make sure not to decompress any file, the new server will take care of the decompression.


Transfer The Files


Now you can upload the compressed backup files to the new server.



Logging In


The email you received from us contained YOUR login information to the cPanel. Something with “:2082” port suffix address in order to enable an administrative login.


After logging into your cPanel “Control Panel”, locate the backup tools mentioned earlier then navigate to the Backup Downloads page. On this page, locate the file-upload box associated with the full-site backup. This is typically labeled as a “Backup Restore” feature. Select the full-site backup file (on your computer) that was downloaded from the old web hosting company to begin the upload process.


After the upload is completed, refreshed and file-specific details will be displayed on a line-by-line basis as each file is moved into place. When this second page stops loading, the process is done! You can now “Go Back” on your browser and return to the previous page and begin the database restoration process in pretty much the same process.


When everything is done, you would do your last setting and configuration changes that you may have previously set with your databases or configuration files to complete the whole process.



Make Sure Your Databases and Connection Are Set Right


This the step you’ll have to do manually, usch as making sure the database prefixes are changed (if any of course), any password changes you may have done while setting up your new databases must be addressed.  This step may not be necessary for a straight HTML website with no database.



Change The New Name Servers With Your Registrar


After making sure that your website is working fine on the temporary domain provided by us, is time to switch your NameServers with your registrar


This is final step of the process of website transfer. This is done by logging into the domain registration control panel provided by the domain registrar.


Within this control panel, a heading or sidebar item named “Domain NameServers” should be visible (contact your registrar support if you are unable to find it), and the current information placed into that area:








Propagation can take anywhere between 24 to 72 hours for the world to register the new location of your website.  During which the World Wide Web “WWW” may bounce back and forth to the old server and the new server, hence you’ll have to wait until the full propagation is completed before going forth with cancelling your old hosting company.  This way, during this back and forth time frame, your website will remain live throughout the process.



Cancellation Checkup (Final Step)


Last step before cancellation is to check your databases at the old server to make sure of any changes, such as new orders (if eCommerce site), new posts (if blogs) and etc.  If all good and no problem is noted, you now can go ahead and send that cancellation notice or call in, which all is depending upon their terms and agreements of course.

How to transfer your website

How to transfer your website

How to Transfer Your Website to AlliedHosting?


We’d like to make transferring your website over to AlliedHosting as easy as possible. You can either transfer your site over yourself as long as familiar and comfortable, or you can take advantage of our website content transfer service.


AlliedHosting offers FREE content transfers (content migrations) for new accounts, we are committed to making it easy to transfer your site to your new hosting account. We can transfer website files, databases and scripts.


What qualifies you for a FREE transfer?


AlliedHosting provides a limited number of FREE transfers from other hosting providers, which is only for new accounts within 30 days of signup and have committed for annual hosting. For your free transfer, please open a support ticket and request your website transfer assistance.


If you have already used your free transfer (or if you are outside of the 30 day window) and you would still like to have AlliedHosting move your content for you then simply open a support ticket and one of our support team staff will provide you with a quote for the transfer.


Note: Free migration services are only offered for “as-is” transfers of website content and data with no updates to the site configuration, aside from database connection details. Copying an existing site to a new domain or changing the URL of an existing site would NOT be free.


Example: WordPress must be configured for the location it is installed to. Transferring a WordPress site from to, or to would require a reconfiguration in order for it to function after the migration, and would not be eligible for a free transfer.

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HTML Basic questions?

HTML Basic questions?

What is HTML?


HTML is a computer language to allow website creation. Websites can then be viewed when you are connected to the Internet. It is an easy to learn straight forward concept, with the basics easily accessible to everyone now a days in one sitting; and quite powerful in what it allows you to create. It is constantly changing to meet the demands and requirements of the growing Internet under the direction of the » W3C, the organization charged with designing and maintaining the language.


What is the definition of HTML?


The definition of HTML is HyperText Markup Language. HyperText is the method by which you move around on the web — by clicking on special text called hyperlinks which bring you to the next page.
Markup is what HTML tags do to the text within them. They mark it as a certain type of text (italicised text).
HTML is a Language, as it has code-words and syntax like any other language.


How does it work?


HTML consists of a series of short codes typed into a text-file by the website author — these are the tags. The text is then saved as a html file (.html), and viewed through a browser, like Internet Explorer or Google Chrome, etc. This browser reads the file and translates the text into a visible form, hopefully rendering the page just the way the author wanted. Writing your own HTML entails using tags correctly to create your vision. You can use anything from a simple text-editor to a powerful graphical editor “WYSIWYG” to create HTML pages.


What are the tags up to?


The tags are what separate normal text from HTML code. They allow all the cool stuff like images and tables and stuff, just by telling your browser what to render on the page. Different tags will perform different functions. The tags themselves don’t appear when you view your page through a browser, but their effects do. The simplest tags do nothing more than apply formatting to some text, like this:

Text between these tags <b> <b/> will appear bold , These words will be bold and these will not.

There are so much more that I can not begin to in a simple post, but will be more than happy to guide you the right way if you just ask. Happy coding!