Changing web hosting
providers is a simple process, which can be accomplished
with minimal hassle and downtime provided you follow
some very simple steps. This Quick guide aims to ensure
that switching to GVA is as painless as possible.
Sign up with our web hosting service
The first step would be to find the perfect web hosting
package for your website and sign up with our web
hosting services. Please remember not to cancel service
with your old hosting provider, or tell them that you
are moving at this point because they could terminate
your site early and cause downtime.
sure you have a full working copy of your website files,
databases, cgi scripts, etc. stored on your computer.
Download or record any pertinent email address settings,
passwords, log file data, statistic reports, etc. from
your current host.
Transfer your data
(ftp) your website files to your new account with us,
install and configure any databases, scripts, etc. Setup
your email accounts.
Change your Domain's DNS
Modify/Transfer your domain name to use those provided
in your welcome email.
servers should look something like:
ns1.gvahosting.com and ns2.gvahosting.com depending on
the server we put your site on
We will do this step for you if you transferred or
registered your domain with us.
have made the DNS changes please allow up to 24 to 48
for your DNS to propagate worldwide. During this initial
24 to 48 hours period your site might work one minute
then be offline the next. If after two days your site is
still not working, please email
have any questions we would be more then happy to assist
you, or even make the DNS changes for you.
Say good bye to your old web host
hours of updating your DNS, cancel web hosting service
with your previous host provider.
Already paid someone else for service? We'll
buy your contract out!
it easy to move away from your current Web host, even if
you already prepaid for hosting services. We'll
reimburse you for that expense, so you don't have to be
at a loss for those prepaid services. We will provide a
credit to your account for the total prepaid amount, not
to exceed £20 for the remainder of your previous
provider's hosting services. Simply email
firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy of the welcome
email you received from the previous company and a copy
of your cancellation notice. We'll handle the rest!