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More About iPage And How To Transfer:
A few days after you sign up, you may realize that your web host does not meet your needs or you are just plainly dissatisfied with their service.
You may always cancel your registration with them and take advantage of their money-back guarantee.
The problem exists when you already have a good site with a good reputation on the web that you want to preserve.
In this case, your best option is to transfer your site away from that web host. Here, we will discuss what you can do to transfer your site away from iPage.
The first thing you need to know is that it is possible. You may transfer your iPage-hosted site to another web host and iPage will not do anything to stop you from doing so. You need not worry about iPagerestricting access to your files or database for download or even deleting them. Also note that iPage has a money-back guarantee that may be invoked within a certain interval. So take advantage of this feature before completely scraping off your site from the web.
Now you know that you can transfer your site away from iPage, the next question is – how? There are actually two (2) ways to do this. First, you may simply transfer your domain name away from iPage to another web hosting provider or domain registrar while keeping all your files with iPage.Or second, you may choose to transfer your entire website, meaning all the files and databases stored on iPage’s storage, and relocate them to the storage of your new web hosting provider.
The process for transferring domains usually involves the same steps in most web hosting providers. For iPage, these specific instructions will guide you to transferring your domain away from your iPage hosting account.
Unlock your domain name – To transfer your domain, you need to unlock it first. Domain names are regularly locked by domain registrars upon registration. This is to avoid unauthorized transfer of domain names, by accident or otherwise. In your iPage hosting account by going to your admin control panel and opening the “DomainCentral” icon. Just click on the domain you wish to transfer and click Unlock.
Transfer the Domain to your New Hosting Account – After unlocking your domain and getting your transfer authorization code, you can now add your old domain to your new web host or domain registrar. The procedure now depends on your new web host but it will basically require you to key in the name of your domain and the transfer authorization key. To complete the transfer, you need to wait for an email containing the instructions to confirm and finalize the domain transfer. If the transfer is successful, you will now find in your new web hosting account the transferred domain name.
This type of migration entails the arduous task of transferring all your files and databases to another web host. Unfortunately, like all other web hosts, iPage does not support the automatic transfer of websites and their contents to another web host. You need to do this manually by downloading all your files and databases in your iPage hosting account via FTP, uploading them to your new web host, and configuring your hosting account and new website to that of the old. This usually takes a lot of time depending on the volume of files and the skill of your webmaster.