Migrate your website from another host using cPanel

Migrating Sites or Web Hosting Packages to a new provider can be a daunting task. Over the years, we’ve seen countless instances of clients sticking with their hosts despite constant difficulties and we’ve come to understand the worry that migration brings.

However, it doesn’t have to be that difficult! To help Host Byte ease their migration worries, we’ve recently launched a free, 3-step Migration Process to migrate websites from other hosts using cPanel. In this post, we’ll explore a little about the difficulties faced with cPanel Migration and how to migrate your hosting to Host Byte!

CPanel Migration – What to look out for:

  • While the cPanel migration process is pretty straightforward, there are certain pain points in this process. For instance: In the case of Reseller Hosting packages, without the WHM backup option the migration process is tedious with users having to backup & restore each account separately. Having the WHM backup option enabled solves this problem but a majority of hosts don’t provide this option in order to minimize server load.
  • When migrating Shared Hosting packages another issue users face is while they can generate a full website backup they would have to restore various sections of their site separately.
  • Also, the entire process is time consuming especially for users with a large number of packages or accounts.

How to migrate your Hosting packages to us:

If you’re looking at migrating your Hosting packages to us, there’s absolutely nothing you need to do!

After considering the feedback of a number of our Hosting Resellers and clients, we’ve created an easy, 3 step migration process that is handled completely by us. All you have to do is contact us and we’ll get in touch with you for more details. Our Hosting specialists will then migrate your Hosting packages over to Host Byte.

Here’s what our migration process includes:

  • Complete Content Migration i.e. all site files, databases & emails
  • Domain Transfer assistance
  • Assistance with DNS Modifications
  • Constant updates from our dedicated Technical Support Team
  • Complete Migration in 24 hours (subject to number of accounts as well as size of each account)

There are a few terms and conditions that you’ll have to keep in mind before you migrate your packages to us. These include:

  • We’ll only be able to complete cPanel to cPanel migration requests.
  • For Reseller Hosting, we will only be able to migrate packages with a maximum of 25 Accounts under it. However, there is no limit on the number of packages that can be migrated.
  • Packages with more than 25 Accounts will be charged based on the number of accounts that need to be migrated.
  • cPanel Accounts with data above 2 GB will not be migrated.
  • If you’re looking at migrating into our Multi-Domain Shared Hosting packages, all add-on Domains should belong to one Customer only.

That’s everything you need to know about migrating your hosting over to Host Byte! We’re already seeing a phenomenal response for this service and I hope you make the most of it as well.

If you’d like to try out our Migration service, all you need to do is click here, and speak to our live chat operator and leave the rest to us!

If you’ve already tried our migration process, we’d love your review/feedback! Do let us know what you liked (and didn’t) in the comments below.

Happy Hosting!

Linux or Windows – Which Operating System should you opt for?


Choosing the right operating system to host your website is probably the most important decision one has to make. Part One of this blog series spoke about Linux Hosting – what it is and the benefits of opting for Linux.We’ll now take you through what Windows Hosting entails, and then maybe you can tell us which operating system you prefer – Linux or Windows?

Windows Hosting

Windows hosting is used by webmasters who need to design specific dynamic websites and require scripting language such as ASP (Active Server Pages) or ASP.NET.

This operating system allows true integration with Microsoft’s products and also allows web sites to run Active Server Pages. Microsoft’s server also allows integration with its SQL database platform, one of the most powerful database solutions out there.

Benefits of Windows Hosting

1. The .Net Framework – If your website relies on .net or visual basic, Windows hosting is an excellent choice. Linux hosting is not compatible with these languages and if you need to use either, it is essential that you select a Windows Hosting platform.

2. Front Page Extensions – If you use the popular web design program, Microsoft Front Page, having a Windows Hosting platform will make your life a lot easier. You won’t have to worry about making sure your server supports extensions like ASP, ASP.NET, MySQL, MS SQL, etc.

3. Access Compatibility – If your website needs to an Access database, a Windows server will be able to integrate this database seamlessly. While there are many database options, such as MySQL, many people prefer to use Access. A Windows server will be able to make integration much easier.

4. Dynamically Driven Pages – If you plan to use Active Server Pages or .ASP or if you need to have a dynamically driven website, Windows would be your preferred OS. In fact, Linux servers do not support .ASP, which makes your choice clear if you plan to use this popular scripting language on your site.

Host Byte offers Linux and Windows Hosting at almost the same cost. Developing a great website requires a number of languages and applications to be installed, and choosing the right operating system is a must!

We’ve presented our view to you. We now look forward to hearing from all you Linux and Windows ‘fanboys’ on which Operating System you prefer