Migrating to a new web hosting service provider can be hectic and needs a lot of planning. There might be many reasons to migrate to a new web hosting service provider for businesses. And, they vary from business to business.
Some main reasons are low disk space, poor customer service, and regular breakdowns of the server. At first, shifting to a new web hosting provider may look amazing, but in reality, the story is a little different.
In this blog post, we are going to discuss the 4 things you need to know before moving to a new web hosting service provider.
As a business owner, you don't want to spend your money on the things that do not give a better ROI. When choosing a new provider, you need to think about many things in mind.
Without any further ado, let us dive into the topic.
1. Stick To The Same Operating System
Sticking to the same operating system or OS can be the wise decision you can make before shifting. Migrating can be hectic and unless you have a strong reason, stick to the same OS.
If you still want to shift, make sure the provider has that OS, and is easy for you to migrate. Moreover, you need to know the importance of Windows and Linux OS before taking any further action.
Your website also needs a database such as Access and MySQL. If we talk about MySQL, it is compatible with both Windows and Linux. Access, on the other hand, is compatible only with Windows.
Make sure you know it before taking any final decision.
2. Bandwidth and Disk Space
This is really important because the lack of disk space is the main reason why most website owners migrate their existing hosting.
Before making any final purchase, check if the hosting service provider is giving you higher disk space and bandwidth at the same or the cost around your previous provider.
To make a conscious decision, take time to figure it out which is best for you in terms of bandwidth, disk space, and cost.
What if your website is down and your customers get annoyed? You will end up losing hundreds or even thousands of dollars. Of course, you don't want to see this as you lose your potential customers as well.
Uptime is really important when it comes to the credibility and revenue of your business. While choosing the new service provider, make sure they provide better uptime than the previous hosting provider.
4. Customer Service
One more important aspect of a web hosting provider is customer service. Having great customer service is mandatory when choosing the new provider for your website.
You may face issues at any time of the day and any day of the week. Make sure they have a 24/7 support service.
Check if they are providing customer service from phone calls, SMS, or live chat to make the process more interactive. Visit their website if they are claiming anything related to 24/7 support.
If yes, you are ready to select your hosting service provider.
What You Should Do After Selecting the Hosting Service Provider?
Back-up Your Website
Data is important and you cannot afford to lose your data while migrating. To save your website from hazards, save your HTML files, application, plugins, images, and scripts. You can also take a back-up on a separate computer.
2. Complete The Process By Submitting DNS
Updating your DNS to the new hosting provider is necessary, otherwise, it will be a difficulty for you.
Your transfer is incomplete if you do not update your DNS to the service provider you have selected (By considering the things mentioned above).
In case, you have not submitted the DNS, your new service provider might assign you a temporary IP address.
To register your DNS to the new hosting provider, you need to get in touch with the domain registrar. Either, they will help you how to do it or you will be provided by the tools to make your process easier.
Although, moving to a new hosting provider seems interesting, but it can be quite hard. You will need to take a lot of precautions or you will end up losing your data and money. The points mentioned above are definitely going to help you ease the process.