Here is a Guardlex article that claims that it is to prevent domain hijacking:
Once a hijacking has been discovered, the responses to it tend to vary. The registrar is sometimes able to return the registration to its original state. However, if the domain name was transferred to a different registrar, this can prove to be difficult. This is especially ...
How can I easily transfer ownership of a web property?
There's more to ownership of a web property than merely being able to edit the content. As Su' indicates, you should learn to build sites that have an admin interface (either by rolling your own or using a CMS) so the clients can easily change content on their own unless they want to pay you to also ...
Simple steps to transfer a WordPress site from one host to another:
Install WordPress and setup database at new host
Replace wp-content folder in WordPress of new host with wp-content folder in WordPress of old host.
Export database from old host and import to new. Create a blank database in new host and import in that.
In wp-config file, set database name, ...
Still, this is enough to build websites for people.
Well, it's (barely) enough to build static web sites for them.
Unless your client's comfortable editing HTML, you need to additionally learn how to produce your sites such that they have some form of administrative interface. Whether that means using a development framework(some automatically generate data ...
Ask for access to the back end of the hosting package via CPANEL/Plesk or any other control panel they use.
Once you know what they use you need to find out how to migrate that data from their host to yours, this is fairly simple but the mail part can be a lot harder depending on what they use and I can't answer that until you know.
If you can open access via ssh between your servers, then using rysnc to transfer the data would be much faster than ftp. Rsync automatically transfers data in batches and if you have to run the transfer multiple times, it only has to transfer the data that has changed.
Unfortunately, rsync does not work over ftp but this question on serverfault suggests ...
If you are redirecting old pages to the new pages that have the same content as the redirected pages (and ideally the same URL structure), then patience is needed. I suggest that you look at the analytics of the old domains and see which pages brought most of the traffic. Track those to see whether or not you regained the old traffic.
But, if you are doing ...
Short answer? Both. Sorta.
Transfer the domain name first. Not for any particular reason except that it may take a while. I have seen these go in just a couple of hours and I have seen these go for a couple of weeks. It all depends on the registrars and whether they have their [redacted] together.
Having the domain transferred does not mean that you cannot ...
You don't have anything to worry about. Migrations incur risk when:
You're changing the domain name
You're changing the protocol (i.e. HTTP to HTTPS)
You're changing the URLs of any pages, as you'd then need to put some 301 redirects in place.
As none of these seem to apply to you, all that's really changing is your site's IP address. That can only matter ...
the "Paper Lantern" theme for this one new account looks like an old X3 theme.
It sounds like you are seeing the "Retro" style of the "Paper Lantern" theme. (This does look very similar to the default ("root" style) X3 theme.)
If this is the case then you can easily switch back:
"Preferences" > "Change Style" and select "Basic".
I was able to transfer a certificate using WHM for the new account, making use of these instructions as a partial guide: https://www.interserver.net/tips/kb/transfer-ssl-certificate-cpanelwhm/
In case it's useful for others, the steps I followed were:
On the old hosting account, click "SSL/TLS Status" in the Security section of cPanel.
For the root domain ...
Nominet.uk (the registry behind .co.uk) do not have any explicit terms on transfers of .co.uk domains, unless the domain is "expired" or "suspended" (from 30 days after expiry, lasts for 60 days). Domains in these statuses would need to be renewed prior to them being transferred.
From the .UK Registry-Registrar Agreement 26 May 2020, section B.1.15:
Most shared servers I've worked with will temporarily throttle your upload when you go over their allowed upload threshold. #1 is the best because it requires fewer network connections to process your files. A server spends a lot of resources opening and closing new connections. Lots of network connections typically bog down a cheap server.
Using #1 allows ...
Ok, so I have succeeded by making this little php script:
I mean, it's still transferring, so I'm not sure if there's some size limit but we'll see.
My experience is a little different. When I transfer a (.com) domain to LCN they offer an option to reject the 60 day lock. The transfer process takes a week and the domain owner is sent an email for confirmation, no response and the domain doesn't move. LCN do make a small charge but state that it includes the next 12 month renewal.
I have a related ...
Google does not care which backend you use.
If you keep exactly the same content, frontend (i.e., same HTML, CSS, JS etc.) and URLs, search engines wouldn’t even notice that you switched to a different system.
While such a migration (without content/frontend/URL changes) would be ideal, it’s not necessary. The most important things are that you migrate all ...
Back-up everything. Databases, files, important emails. Your domain will have to be unlocked for transfer. It does take a while, and your site will only be down for as long as it takes to transfer DNS as long as your site is mirrored on the new host before transfer. Good luck!
On WordPress install a plugin to do 301 redirects... Yoast SEO and Redirection plugin both do this.
They allow you to input the old URLs, and map them individually to the new URL's.
I would advised first making a spreadsheet with all your old urls indexed by google, and submitted by your old xml sitemaps.
If you want to preserve all URLs from your current website to new website, you can create the URLs in your new website.
Preserving URLs: Technically, in terms of SEO, as long as the URL structure is the same, your URLs are always preserved independent of the platform they are in (unless you make a big variation in content, it will not affect your current ...
Your question depends on the TLD. If it is a gTLD, ICANN rules kick in, see the section "Inter-Registrant Transfer (Change of Registrant)" on https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/transfer-policy-2016-06-01-en
Of course, it also depends on your registrar, or if you do a registrar transfer at the same time.
So in all cases your (knowledgeable) registrar ...
Are you moving from a hosted server at 1and1 to a virtual server at 1and1? Then you should get in contact with the support team of 1and1. Chances are that they can minimize the problems by moving everything for you.
Otherwise split the move into (at least) two steps by separating the website-moving from the email-account-moving. Even with shared accounts ...
Make the change off hours. Sunday morning (a.k.a midnight) is typically the best time to do it as that is when there is usually the fewest users using the system. It's also when you will receive the fewest emails.
Announce your downtime. Naturally downtime is bad but when you tell your users to expect it, it usually isn't a problem. An email to user and/or a ...
Adrian, a PayPal employee and community forum administrator has answered this question on a post asked in February 2012. He has confirmed that 'subscriptions and billing agreements are non-transferable without re-subscribing'.
It seems that because the customers will be paying into a different account, a new subscription must be established, and so the best ...
As @Dan touches on in his comments there is a built in tool for migrating account from cPanel to Plesk.
Your cPanel version is 9, 10, 11, 11.5
The destination server is running Plesk for Linux
Your Plesk version is 10.4.4 or higher with the latest updates installed
The Migration & Transfer Manager component is installed on the Plesk server
So what happens after one year if I want to keep my domain but change
You're free to either point the domain to another hosting company, or even transfer the domain to another Registrar, providing you don't let the domain expire, or enter the redemption stage after it expires.
Does my domain name belong to Godaddy now?
No. When you're ...
If the new hosting plan and server configuration is not optimal for your specific requirements then it is possible that you may experience some negative repercussions of switching.
Your new hosting provider and/or web developer / IT dept. should be able to assist in making sure the switch over to new hosting / server(s) is as smooth as possible.
It is best ...
You dont need to reinstall. Youll have to ask your host what mysql service db they are offering you, its possible you can manage it in your control panel, where youd find a password and an address for it.
If/When you are able to create a db and import it, youd have access to the address/password there.
Step 1. Create the same mailboxes at the new host that you have at the old host. If you don't those accounts will no longer exist and new emails will bounce back to the sender
Step 2. Change your DNS records to point to your new host
Step 3. Due to DNS propagation delays you will still need to check the old host for emails for up to two days. You can't use ...
It depends if you want to keep your page-rank for SEO or not. If you switch to a subdomain you will get a huge hit on your PR as subdomains are treated separately from main domains.
For this reason, I would have it in a subfolder. There is no one stopping you from doing a 301 redirect from subdomain to subfolder, so you will be able to access via both.
Not that I am aware of. Google does not provide support at all so transferring an account would likely be impossible.
However, not all is lost. Create a new account, get new code for the website, verify the site, and Bobs your uncle!