Hello GD community,
1. Domain registered under godaddy, on my own account
2. New hosting plan under godaddy, on my own account
3. Old hosting plan under godaddy, on my own account
I have purchased a new hosting plan and wanted to move my domain name to this new plan from the old one, however it doesn't show in the drop down list of "pick a domain" page under cPanel Setup.
I guess it's because its still connected to the old hosting while is still active? The old hosting will expire on July 8, 2017, I don't want to wait until then before I can use my new hosting plan and migrate my files... What should I do?
Thanks in advance.
How do I redirect?
Is it a good solution?
I will be cancelling my previous hosting which is currently connected to this domain.
Is redirect a good long term solution?
Can I still setup subdomain even if it's redirect?
you have to go into DNS settings in order to redirect.
You can make it temporary or permanent, so yes it can indeed be a permanent solution. You could for example first copy all your files to your new hosting, redirect and then later just let the old hosting go. Beware though that with a change of hosting, the IP address for the new hosting is also new! So if for example you use a FTP agent to upload files, the IP will have to be updated! I believe that CMS may also be affected by this too. Just as long as you are aware.
Me personally I would have just updated or renewed my original hosting, much easier.