Last updated on August 22nd, 2017 at 11:25 pm
Scheduling for blog migration need time and effort. Foremost, with cautiousness in handling WordPress databases.
It is not about the renewal of the expiring webhosting service, however, to ensure your blog continues to operate after migrating to a newer service.
To make this possible without any interrupt of service, one needs to schedule days ahead before the expired date is due.
There are mainly 2 items to take charge of: First is the domain name manage by the registrar. And secondly, the web hosting account for serving your blog in the world-wide web.
Both accounts are separated and not necessarily on the same date of services.
Below sharing my scheduling practice for every website migration.
- At least 28 days before complete expiry of older web hosting service.
- Web hosting service will auto-renew 15 days before it expires.
- Domain name renewal need at least 7 days before it expires.
- Changes of DNS to take effect varies from 7 hours to 7 days.
- Remember to disable ‘auto-renew’ for both web hosting and domain accounts.
In general, playing by the rule of a safer frontline, 28 days of lead time is ideal. These gives sufficient buffer to react on any arising issues during migration process.