This article will explain how to transfer your web hosting from your current provider to 123-reg.
Below is a ten step process on how to transfer your current web hosting to 123-reg combined with links to more in depth articles outlining each step.
Purchase a 123-reg web hosting package.
Backup your current website files and database from current hosting provider. Then place an site offline holding page on your current hosting package to ensure that your data remains consistent with the site you will upload to your 123-reg hosting package.
Install any relevant CMS application to your 123-reg hosting space if required. Please see the following links to the most popular CMS applications:
Create a database on your 123-reg.co.uk web hosting package, making a note of the following details as you will need them in step 7.
- Database name
- Database username
- Database password
How do I add a database on my hosting package?.
Import the backup of the database using one of the following guides.
Upload your files using FTP to your new 123-reg.co.uk web hosting package, if you need to find your FTP details follow the guide here.
Once you have uploaded your files use the file editor to change the database credentials for any file that will need to connect to your new 123-reg database, if you need assistance please use this guide on using the file editor.
Preview the website before going live. (Preview only available on Linux)
If you would like to setup email with your domain (domain needs to be with 123-reg)
Once happy with the new package point the domain to new 123-reg hosting IP address.