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Prepare to leave your old host

What to do before leaving your other host and coming to HostGator.

Here is a simple check list to get you started.

  • Any permanent records you need from your old host should be screen captured or printed, such as past billing invoices you may need.
  • Archive any emails you need to save permanently, but are moving to HostGator. This is important because normally emails cannot be migrated. You can simply make a POP3 connection to a mail account; doing so downloads the emails to your local machine.
  • Download copies of all your current website files and databases. This can come in handy later when you cancel the other host and then discover you are missing something.

Once you have completed this list, read more about what will happen so you can know what to expect. Here is our moving guide.