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How do I change supplier?

You have already decided to move your website from your current hosting to a new one.

However, before cutting services with your current host, you need to make sure:

Your new web hosting provider offers the storage capacities needed to handle your website’s current storage needs. Check with your current provider if you are unsure how much space your website is using.

What is your current provider’s operating system? What operating system does your new host use? If your website is currently on a Windows server and uses ASP scripting, you will need to make sure that your new host’s operating system is compatible with your website.

If the web site uses FrontPage, find out if the new host supports FrontPage or offers FrontPage extensions. Also make sure that your new host supports the same version of FrontPage that you currently use.

Does your new hosting plan offer the same number of email accounts, autoresponders, and mail forwards that you currently use?

If you use scripts on your website, make sure your new hosting plan supports all of them. Find out in advance if you will need to modify your scripts to work on the new server.

Before transferring the domain name to the new server, be sure to set up your existing email accounts. If necessary, ask your new host to pre-activate your account services so that you can upload your web files prior to the transfer, as well as make sure your website looks and functions properly on the new server.

Once you are sure that your website looks and functions properly, you can proceed to modify the nameservers. If you don’t know the nameservers of your new host, ask them. In most cases, this information is listed somewhere on their website or in the email they send you upon receipt of your registration request.

Once the nameserver modification is complete, it will be 24-48 hours before you see your site on the new server.