A friend of mine recently abandoned his old web host and moved his entire blog(s) to a new web host. He didn’t want to deal with his old host but needed to redirect people to his new site so he asked “any idea on how I can do a domain redirect from my old site to [my new site]?” So here’s what I told him..
First, set up a redirect via .htaccess file on your old server.
with this content: Redirect / http://www.wccc.net/blogs/gospelprism/
Next step is to set up DNS to point to your new host. Your new host can explain how (requires server names, etc.) but you will have to enter this info to your old host. You can skip this since you have .htaccess redirect and then transfer domain registration.
Transfer domain registration to your new host. They can help you with this. For hosting, if you’re looking for a new host or domain registrar, I use 1and1.com and have been very happy.
Now I’ve been wanting to move this site back to 1and1.com to improve performance and up time. Unfortunately I’m having trouble moving the database info from one site to another. Any tips are appreciated.