We’ll transfer your website for free!
One of the biggest challenges for a web hosting customer is transferring their website to a new hosting provider. It’s one of the most daunting tasks that a website owner can face. This is why FASTDOT offers a free website transfer service for all customers who have an existing account with another cPanel hosting provider and want to switch to us.
Sign up with FASTDOT
Sign up for our web hosting for as little as $9.95 a month and get your account activated in minutes.
Once you’ve signed up, you’ll receive a welcome email containing all the information for your new hosting account. Keep this handy as you’ll need it in the future.
Note: Signing up with our service does not automatically transfer your website. So don’t worry about your site going offline or not being available.
Provide your website details
To transfer your site we’ll need a copy of the cPanel hosting account details from your current service provider. If you don’t have these then give your provider a call and ask them to email it out to you.
Note: Your cPanel hosting account details are not the same as your content management system (CMS) or shopping cart login. These logins are separate to your hosting account and are not used to transfer your website.
Once you have retrieved the correct information log into the FASTDOT Client Area at:
Raise a new support request and provide a full copy of the login details for your existing cPanel Hosting account.
Transferring Your website
Once our support team receives your request they will begin working on transferring your website. At this point, our support team will handle everything related to the transfer of your website.
Generally, from start to finish the migration can take anywhere from as little as 1 hour to as much as 48 hours, depending on the size of the account and who you’re moving from.
Delegate Your Domain Name
Our support team will contact you once the transfer has been completed. You will need to delgate the DNS on your domain name to our name servers. This process takes 24-48 hours for it to take effect.
You can locate our name server’s on the welcome email that we sent out earlier to you. Typically you will need to log into your domain provider’s management console and then look for an option to remove your current name severs. Once this has been done you can then add our name servers and save the changes.
Name server and DNS zone changes changes can typically take 12 to 24 hours to take effect, but they are known to take as long as 48 hours to go into full effect.
Our suggestion is to keep the old hosting account active for at least a week. This way if there were any issues during the website transfer process, we would be able to correct it easily. Once you’re confident that your website is working correctly, you can proceed to cancel your old web hosting account. Be careful to not cancel your domain registration service.
Transfer Your Domain Name
Once your website is transferred, you can transfer your domain name from your existing registrar to us. To get started with this process, follow our Domain Transfer Tutorial.
That’s all there is to transferring your website to FASTDOT. We take the stress out of it by simply doing the website transfer for you free of charge.