Migrating smoothly from one web host to another

Written by Sanjay Sharma

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On your new mail server, re-create all email accounts currently in use; and set up auto-responders, forwarders and aliases atrepparttar same time. If available, enablerepparttar 134424 “catch-all” feature; this will help you to retrieve all emails sent to a non-existing email account; which you may have forgotten to create! Remember though,repparttar 134425 new email addresses will only work afterrepparttar 134426 transfer of domain is complete. Unfortunately, there is no way to test them on new server beforerepparttar 134427 transfer.

The next step is transferringrepparttar 134428 domain; to do this you need to start by changingrepparttar 134429 DNS server details, which is pretty easy to do. Obtainrepparttar 134430 Primary and Secondary nameserver details from your new web host. Go to your domain registrar’s site (the site from which you registeredrepparttar 134431 domain name) and login into your control panel, offered by most ofrepparttar 134432 domain registrars, to maintain your domain name. Inrepparttar 134433 control panel, look forrepparttar 134434 ‘DNS’, ‘Nameserver’ or ‘Delegation’ option and changerepparttar 134435 previous nameserver details, withrepparttar 134436 new one (you just obtained from your new host).

Some domain registrars confirm these changes by sending an email torepparttar 134437 address you nominated while registering that domain. You will need to reply using that email address. Most ofrepparttar 134438 hosts offer a free domain transfer service and will be happy to makerepparttar 134439 necessary transfer changes for you. The domain transfer can take 24 to 72 hours to be confirmed byrepparttar 134440 domain registrar; and, so too forrepparttar 134441 new host, if doing this service for you. If it is not transferred within 72 hours, it is advisable to contactrepparttar 134442 domain registrar and look intorepparttar 134443 matter.

Once your domain is transferred you will start receiving emails from your new mail server and see your website from your new account. Leave your old web hosting account open for 3 or 4 more days, just to ensure you receive all emails, including those losing their way inrepparttar 134444 domain transfer and directed back to your old email account.

After a few days, ask your previous web host to cancel your account. Make sure you follow all of your previous host’s closing procedures, and leave cleanly. You will find thatrepparttar 134445 transfer should go smoothly and all parties will be more helpful.


Site Bread and Butter work – The Web and Graphic Designer’s loss of EASY dollars

Written by Alec Ellis

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Just think, Graphic Design campaigns; and Graphic Design bread and butter work; Web design website campaigns; and, website bread and butter work; four incomes from services and a ‘side plate’ of web hosting fees.

As a Graphic or Web Designer, there is no more fear ofrepparttar client destroying your ‘master’ creation; loss of that easy-money in updates and corrections torepparttar 134423 ‘junior’ inrepparttar 134424 clients office; butrepparttar 134425 plus isrepparttar 134426 relaxation knowing that this is just an extension torepparttar 134427 service you have been providing for years.

Leaverepparttar 134428 support torepparttar 134429 web host; get your clients to pay for your account; and sit back knowing you’ve got more brainless updates, and corrections for YOUR office junior, ensuring that nice and steady flow of web bread and butter income.

The control panel will be coming out next week, WITH A FREE ONLINE MANUAL, approximately 21st November 2001; if you wish to be informed ofrepparttar 134430 release, just email us at sales@m6.net and ask for Clayton, who will provide you with ANY info you require.

This isrepparttar 134431 next level for Graphic and Web Designers, ensuring your designs will last; that they wont be destroyed byrepparttar 134432 client; guaranteeing that your online Port Folio remains a ‘killer’ and not killed; and finally providing you withrepparttar 134433 right to earn on those site changes.

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