Q&A: how do I keep my domain name, but move to another webhosting company?

Question by fernandez8607: how do I keep my domain name, but move to another webhosting company?
I have a website and I am not happy with the web hosting company. I know that I can keep the name, because I registered the name. What other steps do I need to take and can you suggest other companies for designing website and hosting?

Best answer:

Answer by Brandon
If you control your name, you just need to point the dns servers where you have it registered to the new host account.

For excellent support and very reliable service, I do like ICDSoft best. There are cheaper. They are, um, cheaper.

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Q&A: How do I switch move my WordPress.com blog to a site where I have complete control?

Question by BENNY V: How do I switch move my WordPress.com blog to a site where I have complete control?
I paid for a domain name through WordPress.com and would like to move to a hosting site, keep the domain name, keep the theme, import the blog posts, and be able to add plug-ins. Is this doable?

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Answer by loki
What you want to do is to open a website account with a good web host. Then you use Fantastico to make a new WordPress blog.
You then upload all your pages from the old blog to the new blog. So the new blog is basically a copy of the old one.

Once all of your stuff is on the new blog, you go to the old blog and you setup a 301 redirect, for each of your posts. So if someone types in the address of a post, they are redirected to that post on your new blog.

Below I have put a link to a plugin to automate the 301 redirect process, an article about good blog hosts and an article about how the search engines see the transfer.

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