GreenGeeks will let you know that your website has been successfully transferred by them from your existing hosting provider. Unless otherwise specified, this usually means that the hosting portion has only been migrated.
You will still have to:
- Transfer your Domain – You will need to switch the DNS on your domain name to their name servers, which are ns1.greengeeks.com and ns2.greengeeks.com. This is also located in the welcome e-mail they have sent you. After you have done this, you can request GreenGeeks to transfer the domain name registration to them as they offer a free transfer and renewal for the life of the hosting account with them. This part is totally optional. Instructions on how to do this are also found in the welcome e-mail (shown below):
- Test Your Website – This one is self explanatory. Test the functions of your website and ensure that it is working. Also make sure that your e-mail accounts and other features are also working.
- Wait a week – Keep your old account active for a week or longer. Once you’re certain that everything you need is completely over you can go ahead and cancel your old hosting account.
That’s all there is to transfer a website to another hosting provider. Now that you’ve learned the process of moving a website from one provider to another along with the free site migration that GreenGeeks offers, you’ll sleep easier at night when you actually do go through the process of transferring your website!