INDIA WEB HOSTING FAQs

September 23, 2011

Website Migration with no Downtime !

Filed under: Setup,Transfer,Web-Hosting — Tags: , , — Unichost @ 9:45 am

Migrate website with 0 downtime !

Are you frustated with cheap, low performance with your current hosting provider? Not getting the after sales service? Then definitely this is the time to switch to UnicHost, premium hosting service provider.

UnicHost offers you easy migration at almost no downtime. Our hosting migration experts will take care of the total migration. Our technical experts will move your website files, databases, emails, domains from your old web-hosting account to your new web-hosting account at UnicHost! You need not to worry about the site migration as our 24/7 operating support team has dealt with several website migrations, whether it is a blog, a forum, with or without ssh access, server accounts from plesk to cpanel, from cpanel to plesk, or any other control panel,  everything has been successfully migrated to UnicHost servers, with almost no downtime.

What you would need to do to migrate the website? Just order your hosting package from UnicHost, activate your order and send a request to Technical Support department for the migration. Leave the rest to us, that’s it!! You will receive an update once everything is migrated successfully.

Related: Website Hosting, VPS Hosting, Dedicated Servers, Cpanel Hosting, Plesk Hosting

March 23, 2010

how to use ftp client with your web hosting account

Filed under: Ftp Server,Transfer,Web-Hosting,www — Tags: , , — Unichost @ 1:50 pm

Tutorial to use FTP Client, CoreFTP with your web hosting account.

In this ftp tutorial we will assume that you own the domain ‘yourdomain.com’ and your FTP username is ‘ftpusername@yourdomain.com’.

Follow these steps to complete the ftp tutorial:

1. Get ftp client from CoreFTP website: http://www.coreftp.com/download/coreftplite.exe
2. Once you install CoreFTP, open it up. You should now see the ‘Site Manager’. Your screen should look like this:

FTP Site Manager

This is the screen where you enter your web hosting account information.

[Note: This is just an example, not your actual username and password.]

  • Site Name: yourdomain
  • Host / IP: ftp.yourdomain.com
  • User Name: ftpusername@yourdomain.com
  • Password: yourftppassword
  • If you are behind a firewall, enable Passvie Mode, by checking the ‘PASV Transfers’ checkbox.

To connect to the server, click on the ‘Connect’ button. And you are done.

Once the FTP program makes a successful connection, the left pane will show files/folders on your computer, the right pane will shows files/folders on the FTP site / remote web server.

Where, in which folder to upload your website files?

On Linux server /cPanel Hosting account, you will be able to see ‘public_html’ or ‘www’ folder in the right view.
On Windows server /DotNetPanel Hosting account, it will be ‘wwwroot’ folder.

Please note that index.html or index.htm or default.html or index.php or index.asp [windows only] file acts as your homepage. Whenever a visitor types in http://yourdomain.com UnicHost Web Server will look for one of the file first and will load homepage of your website.

Facing FTP connection problems?

1. If you just obtained your web hosting account at UnicHost then your domain may not be ready to start using our service. So, in this case, instead of using your domain in the ‘Host or URL’ box you should use the IP address given to you in your welcome e-mail.
2. It may be that you are behind a firewall and/or router and need to use passive FTP. Check step 2 to see how to enable passive FTP.

Once the FTP program makes a connection, you will be able to see/browse files and folders in the right view.

Any further help, we are there for you. Call us or open a support ticket at support [at] unichost.com

December 26, 2008

Want to buy a hosting plan but don’t want to transfer my domain name?

Filed under: Domain Name,Transfer,Web-Hosting — Tags: — Unichost @ 12:04 pm

That’s absolutely fine.

You do not have to transfer your existing domain name to UnicHost to host with us. You can change your primary and secondary domain name servers on your own schedule as we won’t be able to provide any help with any DNS Hosting setup or domain settings with your registrar.

You might want to know: What will you get if you trasfer the domain. Below are the exclusive services offered with every domain registered at UnicHost.

* Free Email Account:
Send and recieve emails with your own 500 MB personalized you@yourdomainname.com email account. You get 15 Free Email Account(s). You also get FREE fraud, spam and virus protection.

* Unlimited Mail Forwards:
Create email forwards @yourdomainname.com that redirect to existing email accounts.

* Domain Theft Protection:
Lock your domain name, so that your domain is not transferred out accidentally or without your permission.

* Bulk Tools:
Register, Renew, Transfer and make other changes to multiple Domain Names in a single step

* Domain Forwarding:
Automatically forward people to whatever website you want, when they type your domain name into a browser (with / without domain masking & SEO)

* DNS Management:
Manage your DNS records, website location, email, sub-domains, aliases, FTP and more.

* Privacy Protect:
Protect your personal information being displayed at WHOIS to safeguard you from spammers, data harvesters etc.

* Easy to use Domain Control Panel:
Manage your domain name, renew your domain name, buy more services or domain names using our intuitive control panel [Domain control panel and hosting control panel both has different features and functionality].

* Dedicated Support:
Our 24×7 Support is proactive in resolving queries. You can get in touch with us either through IM, phone or email.

Will UnicHost transfer my domain name registration?

Filed under: Domain Name,Transfer,Web-Hosting — Unichost @ 12:00 pm

Any registrar that you would like to use or are currently utilizing is compatible with UnicHost. However, if you would like to manage both your web hosting plan and domain name from within our Web Control Panel, it can be transferred conveniently by following the last check list option provided while signup. UnicHost is partnered with domain registrar to offer reliable domain registration at the low cost of $9.95/year.

How to transfer WebSite to Unic-Host

Filed under: Bandwidth,Transfer,Web-Hosting — Tags: , , — Unichost @ 11:53 am

Transferring Website from existing Host

Transferring from other hosting companies to UnicHost.com can be easy if you follow the right steps. We’ve created an easy-to-follow, suggested checklist for you to transfer your website to UnicHost. If you need any additional guidance, or have any questions about the transfer process, please contact our Customer Service Team.

1. Sign up for hosting with UnicHost
You can sign up via this website by clicking on any of the hosting package suitable for your business. It will take less than an hour [after payment confirmation] to get your plan  set up on our network.

2. UnicHost will email you once your plan is provisioned on our servers
You’ll receive a “Web Site Ready” and “Getting Started” email from us about an hour after you order confirmation. These emails will provide you with your static IP address, DNS information, account summary, and links to our Knowledge Base with helpful information to get your website up and running.

3. Upload your website files, transfer your database, and create your email addresses
Upload your website files to the IP address we provided, transfer your database, and create your email addresses from within our Web Control Panel. Afterward, you can test your website by typing in your IP address into any Internet browser to be sure everything works prior to pointing your domain to our network.

4. Update your domain’s DNS settings
Once your website is tested and is operating per your expectations, contact your domain name registrar and change your DNS settings to UnicHost. Your registrar is the company you purchased your domain name from (e.g. eNom, Register, GoDaddy, etc.), and you should be able to log into your domain management tool online. From here, you’ll replace your existing primary and secondary name servers with the ones we provided you in the Web Site Ready email. This change will take about 24 to 72 hours to propagate and update throughout the internet.

5. Wait for your domain to propagate (approximately 24-72 hours)
While your domain propagation is taking effect, you will basically have two websites available and active – one at your old host, and one on our servers. This will minimize any lost traffic and/or email. In order to receive mail from both locations, you will need two profiles in your email client – the one that is already drawing email from your old host and the new one drawing email from us. Alternatively, you can also simply use our web mail interface available in the Web Control Panel to get the email that is sent to our servers.

6. Cancel with your previous host
After the appropriate propagation time, you can go and cancel the hosting account you have at your previous host, as all of your website traffic and emails should now be coming to our servers.

7. Transfer your domain name (optional)
If you would like to transfer your domain and consolidate your registration and web hosting to one source,[it’s better to have everything under one roof from the management perspective] you can utilize the Domain Registration Admin tool in the DNS section of the Web Control Panel. The domain transfer itself costs NOTHING; we simply add one year of registration onto the expiration date for Rs.495/- [$9.95] (we utilize eNom/DirectI as our registrar). After that, you will be able to renew your domain name with a click of a mouse in the Web Control Panel at the same great price.

December 13, 2008

Will I see any downtime when I move my website to UnicHost?

Filed under: Transfer,Web-Hosting — Unichost @ 1:38 pm

Not necessarily. File transferring part is the matter of few minutes. The whole moving process usually takes a couple of days to complete (the longest part being propagation which can take between 24 to 72 hours).

During the transition, whereas some end users may be visiting your website at its new location, others may still be receiving old information and are being routed to your previous host (as long as your files are still active on their servers). Therefore, it is best to continue service with your old hosting provider until your domain name has been completely propagated and is pointing to UnicHost’s servers.

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