Anyone have experience moving a web site to GoDaddy.com?

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Old 01-21-13, 10:58 AM
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Anyone have experience moving a web site to GoDaddy.com?

My wife and I are exploring the option of moving a web site we manage (ThisCaringHome.org - devoted to caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's) to a different hosting service. It is currently hosted on a dedicated individual server at Lunar Pages, but it would be much less expensive to move it to a shared server at GoDaddy.com ($2,200 compared to $120 per year). Any advice would be appreciated.
 
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Old 01-21-13, 11:23 AM
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This kind of stuff happens all the time. There will be testing required but godaddy should know everything that needs to be done.
 
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Old 01-21-13, 11:59 AM
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We use godaddy for my wifes online store and our forums (not this forum, but others). The service is decent and the price is cheap.
I would suggest leaving your current site up until you have the new site setup and tested. Once it's tested, use a redirect page on your current server to point to the new location. The DNS server change can take a few hours to 24 hours. This will redirect visitors from the current location to the new location until the DNS server changes have taken place.
 
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Old 01-22-13, 04:09 AM
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Have a look at Inmotion Hosting: Web Hosting, VPS Hosting, Dedicated Hosting | InMotion Hosting

I've had several sites with them for years. They are inexpensive, reliable, and their customer service is second to none. Highly recommended.
 
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Some of the smaller hosting companies will move your site for you (to be honest, I'm not sure if GoDaddy will or not).

I see that most/all of your pages are ASP. Is there a database back-end? If so, it may take a bit more work to get it all interconnected and depending on your experience level, you may need some help with it.
 
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