I transferred my website to GoDaddy this week and now my website is completely gone. Any ideas on what can be done?
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Wow!! Can you give us a bit more information about what you mean by "gone"? I certainly can understand not displaying, but can you login to your hosting via FTP? Is you domain coming up as parked? Perhaps a 404 or 301 error?
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The website is showing as parked. I can't log into anything, it seems like my site is a blank slate now. The site is brinkofsanityshow.com.
I see what happened, I'm not too experienced with this stuff. I switched my domain over to GoDaddy, but my hosting account is still with SiteGround. Is there a way to switch my hosting over to GoDaddy, and to effectively move my site over?
Sure! Is it an html/php site, wordpress-based, in a sitebuilder type application? Basically, it will come down to making a set of structured backups. If it is an html site I do a transfer via download old site, beginning at the root, ftp upload to new site. In Dreamweaver you could accomplish this by creating/downloading your site, then changing your server settings and "syncing" to the new server.
If your html/php site has a database connected to store data you must get a backup of this database. Many, many people overlook this and end up losing form data in particular.
If it is WordPress based, plugins work great. 1 - Call to get a GoDaddy managed wp hosting account and ask your rep to "begin a migration". Have your WP credentials handy along with FTP information. They'll take care of the rest. Also check out the GoDaddy Plugin Partners page for Updraft Plus and Backup Buddy. Both have excellent migration tools.
For sites that are sitebuiler based you'll need to look as some of that particular builders export capabilities. For something like Wix, its not an easy export from there and into a new platform. You might have to do some copy/paste and make sure the paste is "unformatted."
Let me know what else we can do! Also, do not forget your email! If you are moving email services be sure to login to your email/webmail server and export any messages and contacts you want to move to your new hosting plans. Depending on what client you use, the procedures for maintaining email continuity will vary. For example, if everything is already archived in a Microsoft Office local installation, the continuity is maintained there.
Hope this helps,
I would like to know before I dish out the cash if I can keep the forums from my forum-based website vovilliacorp.com when I do a domain Transfer to GoDaddy?
It's been a round for a decade and my current webhost has been negligent to growing problems with uptime and several server problems that they have been trying to fix for months now with little or no interaction with me whatsoever, but I would hate to lose everything that my forums has, there are many reasons why I want to be able to keep the forums.
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Yes, it is possible to transfer a domain to our services while keeping your existing site running (if you're current hosting provider allows this). Generally you just need to specify during the transfer purchase to keep the current DNS settings your domain is already pointed to.