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Switching a website to wordpress

by katiecaldwell / November 13, 2011 7:05 PM PST
I'm in the process of creating a new website for an existing domain (the previous website was created using dreamweaver). I've discovered I need to switch hosts in order to effectiviely install and utilise Wordpress but I'm worried that installing wordpress to my domain will wipe my current webiste. I want the old website to remain online until my new wordpress site is ready to go live - and obviously I really don't want to change my domain name. Is this possible? And if so how?!! Any help would be VERY grateful!
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Re: domain
by Kees_B Forum moderator / November 13, 2011 7:34 PM PST

When your new website is ready, you'll have to contact the old and the new hosting companies to switch the the domain from the old to the new hoster. That's a change in the Internet DNS, that links the URL of your site to the IP-address used by the hosting company.

Kees

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Moving from Static HMTL to Wordpress
by recentcoin / November 14, 2011 5:26 AM PST

Well, easy for me say, at any event.

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Switching a website to wordpress
by CapeWebHost / November 16, 2011 3:20 PM PST

What you would need to do is setup a new hosting package with the new host first. Then you can install wordpress on that package using a temporary url which your host will provide you with. Once your site is complete and you are ready to go live with it. you can contact you domain registrar and simply change the nameservers on your domain to point to the new host's nameservers. As soon as propagation is complete (could take up to 72 hours) your site will resolve to the new servers and your Wordpress site will be live! Happy

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