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Transferring a website.

Discussion in 'Web Design Forum' started by Neil-C, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. Neil-C

    Neil-C New Member

    Hi could somebody give me some info on how to transfer a website please as I have never had to do it before.

    My client's current web host are phasing out their services and have asked me to transfer their host/domain to different companies.

    The url of the site is a .co.uk domain, so I believe that to transfer the domain, i need to buy the same domain and alter the IPS TAG to direct to the new host? Have i got that right?

    When i buy the domain will I need some sort of information from the current host to be able to alter it?

    Also, is it possible to buy a domain from 'companyX' and the hosting from 'companyY'?

    I am really not sure how to go about it, so any advice would be tip top.

    Thank you

  2. brandlicious

    brandlicious New Member

    You cannot buy the same domain as it naturally will be already registered.
    Your client quite likely owns the domain and just needs to transfer his/her website to new hosting company.
    What you will need to do is get hosting from new provider or more easily renew account with the existing company. If you do change hosting company simply transfer the website from one server to another and change the name servers with the domain registry (usually company where you bought your domain).

    Yes, you can buy domain at one place (I usually use 123reg) and hosting from separate.


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