During the transfer of websites from other company we will give you 100 % hosting extra. For example if you pay at ACTIVE 24 webhosting for one year, another year is for free.
This article is made for transfer of web presentation. How to transfer domain from different registrator to us is described in article Domain transfer to Active24.
- Choose hosting service
- Service creation
- To transfer websites use backup
- Editing the config file
- Check website functionality on alternative address
- Transfer to our email service
- Setting DNS at domain
Choose hosting service
Based on need of your website needs choose from our offers the corresponding web hosting package.
For the most common CMS (Wordpress, Joomla, Drupal, etc.) is suitable package Complete with operating system Linux.
Order of webhosting can be done directly on website of our order . During the order log in to your customer account, or you will be prompted to create a new account, where you can manage the services.
When the order is completed, you will obtain invoice on your contact e-mail. 100% free of charge entitlement can only be applied once a payment has been credited to our account, as terms of action 100% of webhosting for free.
Webhosting services are created automatically after the payment is received on our bank account.
Within 60 minutes from creation of service you will receive creation e-mail containing access to web hosting and other important details.
To transfer websites use backup
To transfer websites it is necessary to download data from previous webhosting provider to your PC.
If you don't know login details to FTP of previous hosting, ask your previous provider, they should be able to tell them.
If the website uses database, don't forget to export data from it. About export from database please contact your previous hosting provider.
When the data from original website are prepared, connect by FTP on new virtual server at Active24. Login details will be in creation e-mail.
If the domain is not directed on new hosting, use alternative address as host. Files of web presentation upload to folder www (or WWWRoot on Windows).
When you have data from database, you cen import them to database created at Active24. MySQL database can be imported through phpMyAdmin administration, for MSSQL database use administration on address mssqlbackup.active24.cz.
Editing the config file
If you use CMS for your website (Wordpress, Joomla, Drupal etc.), it is often necessary to modify access details to database in so called config file.
Access information to database can be found in creation e-mail, or you can set up new one.
Lower is written the location of configuration files at the most common CMS:
Wordpress – /www/wp-config.php Joomla – /www/configuration.php Drupal – /www/sites/default/settings.php
Check website functionality on alternative address
In creation e-mail can be found so called alternative address, which is directed on webhosting on our server and is functional even, when domain is not directed on our server.
On this address can be checked the functionality of website before the domain is directed.
Transfer to our email service
Part of every webhosting package at Active 24 is e-mail service. If you wish to transfer your mailboxes to our company, it is first needed to create the mailboxes in Customer center in section Services/ E-mails after clicking on domain name in overview.
Transfer of messages is possible, if you configure to Oultook (or other e-mail client) the previous and newly created mailbox. Data then can be transferred in the client itself from one account to the new one.
E-mails can also be accessed through our webmail.
DNS settings at domain
After the website is working on alternative address and mailboxes are prepared, there is one last step - redirecting the domain.
If the domain uses nameservers of our company, you can easily set up the redirect by yourself at Customer center.
In section Services / Domains / Overview click on domain name and then on button DNS settings.
For the domain to be directed on website it is needed to set up A record for second level domain and for WWW on IP address of server, where the website is stored.
This IP address is in creation e-mail, or can be found in Customer center in virtual server detail Services / Web hostings and servers.
For correct functionality of e-mails you also have to change MX records, which you can find lower:
Priority Mailserver 10 mx1.active24.com. 20 mx2.active24.com.