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How to change web host and keep domain name.

Apr 9 by jcmcobra
I'm ready to quit my hosting company, but I don't want to have to change domain names.  Is this possible?  If so, how?

Thank you for your help.

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Apr 15 by necser
Yes, of course its possible. You simply transfer your domain name to another hosting company.

The issue is that most of the hosting companies will make it extremely difficult to transfer the domain name, while forcing you to stay with them. So you should expect the downtime most likely.

The best way to do this is to transfer your domain today to the reputable domain registrar like Godaddy or eNom, and then point your domain from GoDaddy domain control to another hosting company. That way when in the future you decide to move to another hosting provider again its a click away (just change the name server on the domain) with no downtime.

Hope it helps
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Jun 10 by KratikaJordan
Yes, it's possible. If you're quitting your web hosting company then you can transfer all your domain names to another company via "Bulk Domain Transfer" option where you might be given some good deals for bulk transfer :)
You can grab this kind of deal here- https://www.znetlive.com/buy-domains/bulk-transfer/
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Jul 5 by jasonhalle
Yes this is possible,
First, get the complete database and files as a backup of your current website from current hosting.
Steps for single hosting: Now upload all the files to the new hosting, login to your domain provider account, and go the DNS management option, here you have to add the new DNS (name server) provided from the new hosting provider.  Optional you can add the IP address of the hosting. It may take a minimum of 1 to 2 hours of time to point.
Steps for shared hosting: login to the CPanel and add add-on domain, this will create a folder named your add-on domain in the file manager. Now upload the backup data to the particular folder. Now follow the first process to point the domain to new hosting provider.
* If you have a database then you have to create a database and import the database file, downloaded from the old server using the PHP wizard option available in the cPanel.
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Oct 10 by yoorshop
Have you domain at a pure registrar is the best strategy, after, you can change host as you wish : just update your DNS or pointing IP from your DNS zone at registrar...