Website Hosting Windows Getting Started Guide
Transfer an existing website to your Website
This section is for experienced customers that already have developed a website and want to
move it to their new Midi or Maxi Website Hosting Windows location. Once you have received
your activation email you are ready to transfer your website from your previous webhost to your
new hosting service.
If you wish to transfer your website yourself, follow the directions below.
Important Note: Changing your DNS (Domain Name Servers) to our Name Servers should be
the last thing you do
do this only after you have moved and tested your site to your
satisfaction. This will ensure the smoothest possible transition for your website.
The overview of the migration process is:
1. Back up your entire website content, databases, and email messages stored by your
current website host by downloading it to your local computer.
2. Upload your files and import your databases to your new hosting account with us.
3. If you have any databases in operation, update your database connection strings and
system paths to match the environment for your account.
4. Recreate any email addresses on your new account.
5. Test your new account with the IP Address vs. the Domain Name.
6. Once you have tested the account to make sure that the site looks and acts the same,
please go to the relevant Domain configuration sections in this guide to update your
Domain to connect with your new Website Hosting service.
Note: It can take anywhere from 24-48 hours for your DNS to propagate (find the new address)
over the Internet. As a result, we recommend you select the time to change the DNS to when it
will cause the least disruption to your business.
Important Note: if you have Email with your existing Website, please ensure you sign up to a
new Email Hosting service or through T-Suite Microsoft
Office 365. Website Hosting does not
Detailed instructions are provided below.
Log in to your old host and download all the files for your website to your local
computer using File Transfer Protocol (FTP). If you are not familiar with FTP,
please contact your previous hosting company for assistance in downloading
your files. Many FTP clients are available online to download to your machine
for free such as Filezilla http://filezilla-project.org/
Upload or transfer your saved files to your new Website hosting account on our
servers using your FTP client. You will need to type your IP Address or domain
name, User ID and Password as provided to you in the activation email when
prompted by the FTP program.
If you have a database on your site, you will also need to move it from your
previous webhost to our servers. Export the database from your previous host
and save it on your computer (if prompted, save it in compressed format). If
you‟re having trouble saving your database from your previous host, please
contact them for assistance.
You can use MySQL Control Panel or MSSQL available through My Hosting