How to transfer hosting account to Namecheap
Having your website up and
running is crucial for the majority of people transferring their hosting
accounts to us. That is why we would like to offer a few hints on how to avoid
the downtime caused by the DNS propagation after the nameservers change, or at
least make it shorter and less harmful to your business.
From the beginning till the
end of transfer process your account with the current provider should be active, and your website up and running. Once your hosting account content is fully
copied to our servers, it is time to change the nameservers to our hosting
ones. Since your account with OLD host is still active, a part of requests
will still go to the old server, while another part will see the website from
our server already. This does not cancel DNS propagation, but makes it
“invisible” though. In approximately 24 hours DNS propagation ends, and
all of your visitors will be directed to your hosting account at Namecheap. At
this point, the transfer process can be considered as completed in full.
best time to cancel your account with the old provider is 48-72 hours after
the nameservers change.
You can find detailed guides
for different types of hosting accounts transfer below.
cPanel-to-cPanel account migration
If your existing hosting
account does not have cPanel, migration guidelines can be found here.
Also, below you can find tutorials covering migration of shared accounts from:
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