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How To Migrate Your Website From Another Host To HostUpon Hosting

Guide:  How to switch your hosting to HostUpon

The most difficult part of hosting with a new provider is migrating all of your data, domains, emails, and websites. HostUpon makes it easy with our FREE transfer and migration service.

HostUpon’s technicians will lead you through the process, and ensure your migration is completed successfully. Our technicians are experienced transferring websites including your files, database and email accounts.

We offer a complete migration service for FREE, while you sit back and relax. We walk you through all the steps you need to take, and we’ll begin the transfer the same day you sign up for hosting with HostUpon! If your previous host utilizes “cPanel” software, the website can be migrated without ANY downtime!

We’ve even got a special offer for customers switching from a competing provider! (Any other web host in the world!)

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Follow these 4 easy steps when you’re ready to make the move!

1422143409_shopping-ok-128Step #1: Sign Up for Hosting with HostUpon

HostUpon has been dedicated to providing Web Hosting solutions for small, medium and large scale businesses as well as personal websites for customers around the world. You can view our web hosting plans here.

Once you have signed up and paid, you’ll receive a welcome email in your inbox. This email is very important and will contain your login details for your cPanel control panel as well as our name servers.


1422143488_website_optimization_3__Step #2: Get Ready to Transfer Your Site

Now that you have an active account with HostUpon, you’ll have to submit a Migration Request from the Client Area. Fill out the support ticket form and a technician will reply as soon as possible to begin the migration. Our team will begin working on the migration and handle everything related to transferring your files, emails, DNS, etc.  When you submit your migration request ticket you’ll simply provide us with access to your current hosting providers control panel.  If your current host uses cPanel we would need the login information.  If your host does not use cPanel then we’ll need access to their control panel interface to download your files and databases.

Contact our Support Team here.

At some point during this process, you’ll receive an email asking to change the DNS on your domain to our name servers, OR the instructions for transferring your domain to us (if you chose that option during sign up). Our friendly support team will tell you exactly how to do this, step by step. Migration can take from 1 hour to 48 hours, depending on the size of your websites. HostUpon will ensure your website is transferred correctly without any issues or extended periods of downtime!


1422143526_website_optimization__Step #3: Test Your Website

After everything has been uploaded and migrated to the HostUpon servers, we’ll ask that you test the website, email, domain name, etc. to ensure everything is working correctly. If you find anything that isn’t working the same way it was on your old hosting provider’s service, let us know and we’ll look into it as soon as possible! Remember: the Domain Name System (DNS) can take up to 48 hours to propagate globally. Once the domain resolves to our IP Address, everything should be working correctly.


1422143330_shopping-cancel-128Step #4 Cancel Your Old Hosting Account

It is important you wait until AFTER testing your website, to cancel your old web hosting service. Once you’ve confirmed everything is working correctly, you can contact your old web host to cancel the service. Ensure you’re cancelling the “hosting” and NOT the domain registration. You’ll need to leave the Domain Name with your current registrar, OR go through the easy process of transferring it to HostUpon (see Step #2 or contact us for more information).


That’s all there is to it! It’s really THAT easy to become a HostUpon customer, and leave your old web host behind!

Still need help? Our true in-house North American Sales & Support team is available 24/7 online, and during business hours on the telephone! We’re always available to answer all of your questions so do not hesitate to ask! Contact us here, call 1-866-973-HOST (4678), or open a Live Chat in the bottom right corner of our homepage!

Happy Hosting!