Transfer accounts to a new server without downtime

The following doc will help you to transfer accounts to a new server

1. Sign up for any web hosting package before cancelling your old web hosting account.

2. Download your entire old web site using a FTP program, or using cPanel backup utility. Then upload your entire web site to your new web hosting account by FTP or using cPanel backup utility again. If you are using FTP, you will need to re-chmod your folders if you are running scripts.

3. After you have moved all your files to your new account, you need to change your domain name’s name servers. Make sure everything is working by using a temporary address at your new hopefully great web host before you update your nameservers. Then go to where you registered your domain name or email them directly. Update your name servers to the NEW name servers your new host emailed you when you signed up.

4. After 24-72 hours your domain will be fully propegated and pointing to your new web hosting home.

5. You can now cancel your old web hosting and your web site should be fully up and running on your new account.

Here is an easy way to take Full Back up to your New Host Account, even before your Domain name server is resolved to New Name Server.

Old Host:

1. Go to Control Panel

2. Click on Back up

3. Click on “Generate Full Backup”

4. Choose “Remote FTP Transfer”

5. Remote FTP Server: Type the IP address of your New Host Here

6. Remote FTP Server User: Type the username of New Host Account

7. Remote FTp Password: Type the Password of New Host Account.

8. Click ok

After few Minute… (Depending upon the File Size)

New Host

1. Go to Control Panel

2. Click on File Manager

3. On Home Directory, you will see the back up file, if not wait for some time and check again.

4. Do not click on that backup file or try to extract it. It should be restored by your System Administrator.

5. Submit a support ticket requesting a Cpanel restore. Give all detail. It is good to mention the backup file name and file size.
6. Once you hear from that cPanel backup was sucessfully restored, you can change the Name server, so that without any interruption your will site will be up and running.