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    Hi all newbie here at web design:

    I plan on migrating a couple of my clients websites to a new host and wanted to find out the best way to do it. First I know I would have to backup the data/content of the website but am having trouble finding the most efficient way to do it. Also I wanted to know the process of migrating a website host. Would I need to use a program like dreamweaver to make sure it is working before uploading to the new host or will it do it automatically? Any other input will help out thanks!

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    All depends on what kind of sites they are.

    If they are static HTML, then you could just use a FTP program, pull a copy from the old host, push a copy to the new host.

    If they are database driven sites, you'll need to backup the database, find out what version of CMS , setup the new CMS , import the db into the new site, move over any custom stuff, etc using the FTP program.

    Without knowing specifics, it's hard to say, but those are the 2 most common scenarios. There's about a dozen more it could be.

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    Yeah for static sites, its pretty much as simple as copying your site into a folder and re-uploading to the new host.


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