How to transfer my website to all2all without down time
PlanMoving your website requires some planning.
You will have to ensure that your old hosting contract overlaps your hosting contract at All2all with a minimum of 2 days.
This is due to the fact that a DNS update can take up to 2 days.
Order your hosting packageFirst you have to order webspace on our network.
You can do this through our website. Choose the hosting package that fits you. Next, you can place your order.
From the moment we have received a proof of payment, we create your webspace and send you the access codes of your new hosting space by mail.
For more Information, please see ourFAQ : How to open a new website at all2all?
Freeze changes and copy your websiteNow fix a timeframe during which you will not make any changes to your website. This period should last till 2 days after your changes of the DNS parameters. Once you enter the timeframe, copy your website to your hosting space on our network. You can do this through an ftp program. We can provide you a temporary domain name so you can test the functionality of your website on our network. This name is of the form <domainname without extension>.all2all.org. When you want this option enabled, please indicate it on the "comment" form field of your order.
Adaptation of the DNS parametersOnce you have tested your website successfully, you can adapt the DNS parameters for your website. These parameters enable a visitor to arrive at your site once he has entered the name of your website in his browser.
When your DNS registration was not executed through all2all, you will have to contact your DNS agent (DNS registry). He will adapt the DNS nameservers for your domain.
It is standard to enter the All2all DNS servers as domain name servers :
For more info around DNS, check our FAQ : How do I enable my domain name on the all2all network?Once the DNS parameters are adapted, all requests for your website will be sent to your hosting space on our network. For certain domain names like .com, .net or .org, it take more time before they are informed towards all DNS servers on the internet. The maximum timeframe for these domains takes 2 days. European names, and especially .be domain names are activated in real time and almost immediately at your disposal.
AdministrationYour website is now accessible for everybody.
All2all provides the following tools to administer your hosting space :
A webinterface to administer websites, create ftp users, configure DNS parameters, ...
A webinterface to administer MySQL databases
An access protocol that allows you to upload changes to your website through an ftp client