Wednesday, 01 October 2014 00:00

Changing Web Administrators

Have you ever heard from a new customer that it took the last taxidermist years to get their trophy done? Every industry is stricken with owners who drag their feet and putting in the minimum necessary effort. It may take a week to mount a whitetail, the glue and clay needs to dry and the face needs to be detailed and painted. Most website updates don’t take a week. On the web it is important to have changes made promptly.

Things Taking To Long

Changing Your Web Administrator

Moving a website isn't as simple as just moving the files from an old server to a new one. Moving only your files would cause a web browser to display an empty page because there are no files on your old server anymore. The location of the files is only half of the web. After you type a web address and press enter there is a request sent to a registrar, or database containing the location of each website's server. The registrar will then tell the web browser the website's DNS, or its unique address, and browser will begin loading the website. It's like calling the telephone operator, asking them to look up someone and them transferring you to who you wanted to call in a fraction of a second. Changing hosts also requires the registrar to be updated so it knows where to find your new and faster server.

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