I currently have my website and email hosted with a company here in Ireland.
I have also recommended all of my clients to order their domains and hosting with the same company over the last 10 years.
However the hosting company's service has deteriorated significantly over the last 6 months. Some of my client's websites are going down for hours with no explanation and they take up to 5 days to respond to support tickets... in which they finally try to blame everyone else other than themselves... so time to move on...
I have two issues so i thought i would keep them in the same thread / post.
01 - New Hosting
I want to order a new (shorter) domain name for my company with a new hosting company. Obviously i will have a new website and email address for my company, so i will need to update all of my clients. I am not so worried about my old url / website, however what would be the best way to manage / forward my old email address to my new email address, baring in mind that i want to cancel my hosting with my old hosting provider. Would it be best to move my old domain name over to the new hosting company and add it to my new account and then set up an email forwarder, and then cut everything with my old hosting company?
02 - Master Hosting
As i mentioned above, i recommended the hosting company to all of my clients. Some people are telling me that i should create a large / parent hosting account and then sell / manage all of my clients under this parent hosting account, so that i can charge them the hosting fee instead of the company. Can anyone offer and advice or information on this. I need to make sure my client's website have adequate resources / speed / memory / bandwidth etc...
Thanks in advance for your help.
1.) Do you rely on SEO? You will want to properly forward the domain using 301 redirects to pass all of the search engine credibility from your old site to your new site. You will want to set your site up in google webmaster tools, make a sitemap and take an inventory of everything before you move.
Your email can be setup in google apps or some other platform where you can setup aliases for your old email addresses that forward the emails to the new one seamlessly.
Thanks, it's my email that i am more worried about
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