The major issue that customers like you tell us how difficult it is to migrate their domain names, websites and applications from their previous Provider to Batoi. The situation becomes difficult due to lack of requisite information about their hosting as that supplied by your Provider. To eliminate this gap and to assist you to migrate your sites safely and smoothly to Batoi, we have created this article.
First of all, you need to obtain access to domain name, email, FTP and databases management panel (or site):
Once you have the above access details with you, the Support Team at Batoi can do the entire migration for you as the part of our fully-managed services. If you would like to do the migration yourself, the following instruction will be of help.
You can transfer your domain name yourself to Batoi using the following information. However, you need to verify the pre-transfer domain checklist as mentioned below first.
Once you have verified the above steps, you need to place an order at Batoi, to transfer your domain name and Batoi Support Team shall create a customer account for you with the details provided by you and shall send you your Customer ID at Batoi. Now, you are ready to go ahead with the transfer process.
Domain Transfer Process:
If you want to transfer your hosting to Batoi yourself, you need to take backup of your files and databases on your existing server. If you have also cPanel on your existing server, the task will be quite easy as you have a tool on cPanel to take the entire site backup along with the emails too.
In addition you also need to have requisite information about your hosting and note down the details, incase you are using the following in your existing hosting panel.
Once you purchase a hosting from Batoi, you shall receive the details of your hosting from Batoi, and you can use the information to upload your files and databases to your new server on Batoi Cloud. There are several popular tools that you can use for uploading files and creating databases.
Uploading Your Website Files to New Server on Batoi Cloud
To upload your website files to the new server on Batoi Cloud, you need an FTP client. FTP, or File Transfer Protocol, that lets you connect to a host computer with your new hosting account at Batoi Cloud.
For instructions on uploading files with one of the most popular FTP client FileZilla, visit
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Changing Your Domain Name Server
In order to complete the transfer of your website hosting, you must change your domain name servers(DNS). A domain name server(DNS) is an address assigned by the computer where your website files are hosted. The address is associated with your domain name so that your website can be viewed on the Internet when someone enters your domain name.
After uploading your website files and database, please change the name servers to Batoi name servers (will be available in your introduction email when you purchase your hosting from us), and change the A record for your site(s) and database hostname in your script on your existing server to the new IP provided by Batoi.
You should be all set in 24 to 48 hours when the DNS propagates successfully, and then you can safely delete all files, databases and emails on your old server.
You are done with.
Updated on Oct 04, 2015
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