Just follow these easy steps for smooth, hassle free and ZERO downtime transfer:
1. Choose a web hosting account at TotalRoute.net
As a general guideline:
Choose regular for personal, hobby, small-medium business websites
Choose business for corporate, ecommerce, java and database driven websites
2. Place an order
Place an order for a your web hosting account by filling out our easy online order form
Maximum 5 hours after you placed an order your new account will be activated.
After that we will email you all the necessary account login details and instructions on using and managing your hosting account.
3. Upload all your website files to your TotalRoute.net account.
You will use the same procedure as you did with your previous host only with different login details. Use FrontPage, Dream Weaver, cute ftp or another preferred ftp program to upload your site.
All the login details and instructions will be in your activation email.
Instructions for uploading WITHOUT having changed your DNS are also provided.
4. Change your Name Servers (DNS records)
Now that you've uploaded all your files to your TotalRoute.net account, you're ready to change the Name Servers (DNS records) for your domain. Once you have everything verified go to the place where you originally registered your domain (your registrar). You need to login to your account there and change your Name Servers (DNS records) to ns1.astrahosting.com and ns2.astrahosting.com . After you do that, your website will be updated WORLDWIDE within 24-72 hours. Note: although you may be able to see your site is on your new server within possibly 12 hours, please allow a complete 72 hour cycle before you delete your old host.
5. Cancel your old hosting account
You're now ready to cancel your old hosting account!