>> How to move your
website to Active-Venture.com
To avoid any unnecessary disruption and downtime
to your existing web site, we recommend that you following the steps below when moving your
website to our hosting service:
1. Sign up for one of our
hosting plans. After your
account has been set up, you will receive an activation email with your account login
2. You need to backup and download all of your
web site files, images, and databases from your existing web host's server to your own
3. Upload all your files to your new hosting
account on our server. Please be sure that you are uploading them to the correct directory.
You may refer to the activation email for the actual name of your home directory.
4. Double check that all your CGI scripts will run properly. Some of them may require editing
because of the following reasons:
Path to Perl is not correct for the new server (it's at /usr/bin/perl)
Path to Sendmail is not correct for the new server (it's at /usr/sbin/sendmail)
The script includes a domain name variable so you will have to wait for propagation of your
The script includes a server path variable like /home/domain/cgi-bin which you may find in
the activation email or the control panel of your account
Do remember that you need to set the file
permission correctly on the new server too.
5. Create your email accounts through our
Control Panel. You should create at least the same number of email accounts on your current
web host's server so that you will not lose any mails.
6. The final step in this procedure is to change
your DNS/Nameserver record with the registrar of your domain name. You should not do this
until you are absolutely sure your new site contains all the necessary files and everything is
working properly. Once you are certain about this, you should log into your domain name
registrar's web site and set your DNS servers to the following settings:
This change will take about 48 hours to be
effective. In rare cases, it can take up to 5 days with some ISPs. You will be able to view
your web site content with your domain name once the DNS record is propagated after 48 hours.
Important: Do not
cancel your old hosting account yet. This provides you with a measure of protection in case
you left out some files and during the propagation of your new site, some emails will still go
to the mail server of your previous web host. You should only cancel your existing hosting
account after you are sure that the new site is working properly and all emails are delivered
to the mail boxes on our server.
not sure how to proceed?
We understand that moving your existing web site
can be a time-consuming and complicated process. That's why we are here to help. If you are
still unsure how to move your web site after reading the above instructions,
send us a request from our support
centre and provide us the following FTP information of your existing hosting account:
FTP Server Address:
Home Directory Path:
We will move all the existing contents of your
web site to our server within 48 hours. Please note that this is only a migration of files for
your account. You will still need to edit or configure your CGI scripts, if necessary, after
they are moved to our server.
Thank you for choosing Active-Venture.com.