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Transferring domain to new hosting

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  1. acaccese

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    Hello

    I'm a beginner to using cpanel and I need help!

    Basically i have a website that is running on a host and i want to transfer that website to a new hosting company but i want to scrap the website and start new using wordpress. The old website is runing on HTML, most probably dreamweaver.

    If anyone can aid me in this i would really appreciate it

    Thank you
     
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    Hello,

    You could ask the new hosting provider to transfer your account for you, but generally if you do not require the migration of any data you can simply setup the account with the new provider and then update your name servers at the domain registrar to point to your new hosting provider's name servers.

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    The new hosting provider wants to charge a big amount to transfer thats why even tho I want to start fresh.
    I appreciate the help but then again i am new to this so is it possible to get like a brief breakdown step by step or if there are any tutorials i can follow that would help.

    Thank you again
     
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    Hello,

    Once you sign up for a new hosting account from the new provider, they are likely to provide you with a welcome email with information on the new name servers you will need to use. Your domain registrar should provide documentation on how to change your name servers.

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    okay thank you One more question..

    say I want to stay on the same hosting.. am i able to delete the website that was created and start new using wordpress? If so are there certain steps i must follow to do so?

    thank you and sorry about that
     
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    Hello,

    Yes, you'd simply delete the existing website files under the public_html directory using FTP or the File Manager option within cPanel. Then, install WordPress under the public_html directory.

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    everything worked thank you so much :)
     
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