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Moving to new web hosting.

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by myk33, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. myk33

    myk33 Junior Member

    Apr 8, 2010
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    My current website is a .co.uk domain and i target the UK audience. My current webhosting is with godaddy and their web server is in the Netherlands.

    to cut a long story short i want to move all my hosting to a UK hosted data centre. Now because i have a .co.uk domain and a UK based web server in theory this will give better ranks than having my website hosted in the Netherlands.

    I have opened a new UK webhosting account. Uploaded the whole of my website to it and tested to make sure the current website hosted in the Netherlands is 100% the same as the new one.

    I am not in the position to change the NS to point to the new hosting and this should be a swift migration with no downtime.

    My only worry is that i am sitting very nicly in the top 3 for many of my keywords which provide 80% of my business and i do not want to lose these. In theory nothing should change.

    I would like to hear peoples experience with this and how it affected your rankings for better or worse or how it didn?t do anything at all.

    all the best,

  2. Crixus

    Crixus Regular Member

    Jul 10, 2010
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    Jack of all trades, master of a couple.
    the ludus
    Once you flip the switch, just leave the old site up and nothing should change. Take it down in a month or whenever your contract is up.