The process of transferring your website from your old host to your new host would be easy if you know what steps that would effectively let you do the transition. Here are some of them.
1.You would first need to keep in mind that you have to be very cautious when shopping around for a new web host and not be impulsive after seeing a cheap plan or a free offer. You would need to make sure that you have a comprehensive knowledge of all the hosting plan’s terms and conditions, fees and charges, included services, operating system used, customer service offered, server speed, uptime and its other features.
2. You would then need to verify that your selected web host uses the same script your old web host has been using. For instance, if your old host used PHP script, you need to confirm that the new host would be able to support the required PHP functions and would have the Perl Modules, which you need to use.
3. You would also need to backup regularly. You need to make sure that you are able to backup all the information and components of your site to prevent data loss.
4. You have to make sure that your site is running or functioning properly before you switch to the new host. It would be advisable to have other people test your website first. All the images and links should be tested for a couple of times to make sure that everything are properly functioning.
Source by Mark Clinton