This tutorial will show you how to Transferring
your site to our servers
In order for your website to be viewed by Internet users their computer
needs to know where to find your site. In order to find your site a
process goes on behind the scenes involving nameservers and your local
ISP's dns server. This is explained in more detail on this page:
As the owner of your domain name only you have the authority to change
nameserver information. For security reasons you should not allow someone
else this level of control over your domain. With that said; your site
will not be visible from our servers until you change the
"nameserver" information at your registrar so that web surfers may
find your site's new location. Until then any attempts to bring up your
site will only be bringing it up from the server of your old host.
Your registrar is usually the organization where you purchased your
domain name (e.g. Network Solutions or Godaddy.com).
If you purchased the domain name through your previous web host you
may need to get their help in transferring. Also, for this reason we do
not recommend that you allow anyone to purchase your domain name on your
behalf, including a web hosting company.
If you are not sure who your domain name registrar is you may use the
form below to point you to the right direction.
Specific instructions for changing nameserver information will be
slightly different for each registrar. Here are instructions for some
major registrars, most registrars will have a "Manage my Account" type of
link on their main page where you will begin your task.
Dotster.com see - "How do I change my name servers?" in
Network Solutions - "Help -> Modifying your Domain
Register.com - "How do I change the DNS (Domain Name
Server) Information listed as authoritative for my domain name?"
Godaddy.com - "I need to make some modifications to the
DNS or name servers on my domain name (answer ID 1117)"
OpenSRS - "How do I change my Name Servers?" in FAQ
The nameserver information at your registrar will look similar to
You need to replace this information at your registrar with
the information we sent you in the Welcome Email.
Until the step above is complete you will need to access your
site on our server without using it's domain name, because by
putting the domain name in the address bar you will be sent
to the old location.. There are several ways of accessing your
files on our server without using your domain name.
You can use the server IP address which can be obtained
(e.g. http://xxx.xxx.xx.xx/~username )
Or you may put the IP address in the "host name" section of
your ftp software to move files over.
CPanel is always reachable using the IP address of your server
(e.g. http://xxx.xxx.xx.xx/cpanel/) .