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Will my existing website transfer automatically from current host?




We're afraid the way domains and nameservers work, a website would not automatically transfer. However, transferring a website from another suppliers web hosting is a relatively simple process. If you have a web designer or web master that looks after your website, they will be able to do this quickly and simply.
If not, it is only a case of downloading a backup of all the folders, files and databases of your website from your existing hosting control panel.
Once you've purchased your new Gold Star Web Hosting account, you can then upload all the folders, files and databases to your new account and test website working.
You will then amend the Nameservers of your domain to point to Gold Star Web Hosting (Ask your domain provider, alternatively, we can assist on this) and you're done.

The beauty of Gold Star Web Hosting is that you will be provided with a Temporary URL - so you can test website working fine before you finalise the transfer - this way, you can tweak or amend anything before the final switch and also ensure your website remains live on the internet throughout.

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