HostGator is committed to making it easy to transfer your site to your new hosting account. We can transfer website files, databases, scripts, and one free domain registration transfer.
What qualifies me for a free transfer?
HostGator provides free transfers for new accounts within 30 days of sign-up, and to newly upgraded accounts. For upgraded accounts it must be an inter-server upgrade to qualify. Please note that downgraded accounts do not qualify for free transfers.
Depending on which type of account you sign up for, we offer differing numbers of free transfers. Please refer to the chart below to see what we include for new packages.
Full cPanel Transfers is the number of cPanel to cPanel transfers that are included.
Max. Manual Transfers is the maximum number of Manual Transfers that are included with your account.
Total Free Transfers is the total number websites that we will move for you.
|Account Type||Total Free Transfers||Full cPanel Transfers||Max. Manual Transfers|
|? VPS||Unlimited1||Unlimited2||10 per VPS level|
|? Dedicated (Basic)||Unlimited1||Unlimited2||75|
|? Dedicated (Standard, Elite, Pro)||Unlimited1||Unlimited2||100|
1While we can do unlimited cPanel to cPanel transfers for you, depending on your account, you will have a limited number of Manual Transfers.
2Full cPanel transfers include all domains, Addon Domains, Subdomains, and cPanel settings. This will also include your emails and email accounts. Please note that this does require that your old host's cPanel backup generator to be active.
A few examples: An Aluminium Reseller account includes up to 30 free transfers. Out of this 30, you can have 20 cPanel to cPanel transfers and 10 Manual Transfers, or any combination of the two that totals 30 or less websites. Another example: A Pro Dedicated server includes unlimited cPanel to cPanel transfers, this means you can have 150 sites (or even more) moved. Also since there is an unlimited total number of transfers, you can utilize up to 100 Manual Transfers.
For more information please see our Transfers Support Article, contact our transfers department at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 866.96.GATOR
Choosing An A2 Hosting VPS
Smaller websites with fewer pages and page views do just fine with standard shared hosting, and larger sites with hundreds of pages and thousands or millions of page views definitely need the features and benefits of dedicated server hosting. VPS internet hosting, on the other hand, is an ideal solution for medium-sized businesses and sites with a decent amount of regular traffic. Depending on where your site stacks up, there’s definitely a hosting solution out there for you. A2 Hosting has the affordable fast VPS Hosting solution to meet your needs.
At A2 Hosting, you get three VPS management level options:
1.) Managed VPS
A Managed VPS is a perfect upgrade from a shared hosting account. Offers the same ease-of-use of an A2 Hosting shared hosting account, but with the power of a VPS.
2.) Unmanaged VPS
An Unmanaged VPS is designed for experienced developers who are comfortable working with command line.
3.) Core VPS
Combines all the services of our Managed VPS plans, but also includes full root access for complete control.
What Is VPS Hosting?
As an acronym for Virtual Private Server, VPS is a type of hosting many businesses and digital publishers move on to after outgrowing their shared hosting plans. It is also referred to as a virtual dedicated server, or VDS Hosting. VPS hosting offer increased control and provide you with the ability to perform more advanced functions with your website. Unlike shared hosting, VPS server space is split up into self-contained units.
In order to gain a better understanding of this popular hosting option, you need to first understand dedicated server hosting and what a VPS actually is. Dedicated servers provide many benefits, such as security, privacy, and a range of dedicated resources. With a dedicated server, there’s no competing with other websites for storage space, bandwidth, and speed. It truly is ideal for dynamic websites or any large enterprise-level site with hundreds or thousands of daily visitors.
A VPS on the other hand, offers a similar hosting environment to a dedicated server, but operates via shared hosting. In other words, you’re still sharing a server with other digital publishers, but you have added privacy and capabilities.
A VPS web host must provide flexible and scalable plans, highly secure data centers, and most of all, a super-friendly and knowledgeable support staff with a ton of experience in dealing with a wide-variety of server configurations. Lucky for you, A2 Hosting provides just that!
Why Choose A VPS Server?
Most novice website owners begin with shared hosting plans. Designed for small sites without the need for a lot of bandwidth and storage space, shared hosting is a popular option for many site owners. However, once your website outgrows the limitations of shared hosting, a VPS will likely be your next step.
A key aspect of VPS internet hosting is its virtualization capabilities. With VPS, the hosting provider divides each physical server into multiple smaller virtual servers with private and dedicated RAM and hard drive space. This provides site owners with a more isolated hosting environment without disruptions from other clients sharing server space.
These added features make VPS internet hosting ideal for small publishers and businesses that want added peace of mind and don’t mind paying for it. If you’re worried about the performance of your site being affected by others on a shared hosting plan, a VPS is definitely the way to go.
Advantages of Using A VPS Host
Packed with pros and with very few cons, a virtual private server is a terrific compromise between the affordability of shared hosting and the privacy, security, and performance of dedicated hosting. Let’s take a look at some of the pros of a VPS:
- Customers share the cost of server hardware despite experiencing features found with dedicated hosting
- A VPS Server can be set-up in practically no time
- Greater server access, allowing you to control its settings yourself
- The ability to publish and remove sites right from your own control panel
- VPS software can be installed and modified at will
- Each VPS segment is run in a private environment that is inaccessible and cannot be interrupted or viewed by a VPS neighbor on the server.
- VPS hosting offers the same level of system administration as found on a dedicated server
- Despite sharing a server with other VPS customers, each VPS account acts independently from one another including control of boots, shutdown and reboots
In addition to these advantages, VPS Server web hosting also allows you to modify your operating system just like a dedicated server. How cool is that?
Like anything in life, however, there are a few potential drawbacks to using a VPS as well, such as:
- Since you get more resources with a VPS, you will see a price increase compared to a shared hosting account
- You need to know a little bit about servers and server administration
- If you are unfamiliar with command line, there is the potential for making a mistake
Understanding What VPS Web Hosting Is
Are you still struggling with the VPS Concept? Try this association to better understand the VPS Web Hosting environment. Try comparing a web server to an apartment building that can be divided up in two ways:
1.) The building can be divided into apartments where each is a smaller, individual home; just as a server can be broken into VPSes that are essentially smaller, individual servers.
2.) Another option is leaving the apartment building as a massive, single home; just like an entire server can be used for a massive, single dedicated hosting account.
VPS SSD Hosting
For even faster performance, make sure to choose VPS SSD Hosting from A2 Hosting. Instead of hosting on traditional hard disk drives (HDDs) that rely on spinning disks, our solid state drives (SSD) VPS solutions use flash technology that help improve your page load speeds.