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Last post Jun 17, 2010 07:39 AM by chintanpshah
Jun 16, 2010 02:02 PM|LINK
I know there would be a lot of people who have expereince of maitaining websites. i want to know is it possible to not cancel hosting from a hosting company and also move the traffic to new hosting company just for testing them, so that if needed, may come
back to the previous company
Jun 16, 2010 02:14 PM|LINK
Depends. If your current hosted site is directly linked to your domain, then you may have some issues moving it to a new site without stopping the first. You could make the first inactive (making you still responsible for keeping it paid up) and then move
to a new site, but this can be problematic in itself.
Also note that your original host provider could dump you during the testing, so you need to make sure you're on good terms with them.
Jun 16, 2010 02:16 PM|LINK
Yes, you just need to update DNS servers. DNS server may take 1-3 days to update due to DNS caching. Once, DNS entries are updated, your site will run from new provider.
For going back to older provider, the same thing applies.
Please be sure before switching, as site may be down for some time when DNS servers are partially updated.
Jun 16, 2010 04:42 PM|LINK
I agree that you could just change the DNS settings, but take in mind the whole aspects of the site migration also, and if you have database you should synchronized it before changing. Why you would like to test the company with real site, just not with
some test web site?
Jun 16, 2010 05:50 PM|LINK
One of the ways customers are able to test our services, is we provide an alternative FTP and URL so they can load their files and view them without having to repoint their DNS.
Jun 17, 2010 07:38 AM|LINK
Doug - DASP
provide an alternative FTP and URL so they can load their files and view them without having to repoint their DNS.
Yes, this is the best approach. I changed my provider to
WinHost and they are providing such service too.
Jun 17, 2010 07:39 AM|LINK