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Search Engine Optimization => Search Engine Optimization => Topic started by: SAP Trainer on December 20, 2014, 07:16:42 PM

Title: Web Hosting Service Changed
Post by: SAP Trainer on December 20, 2014, 07:16:42 PM
My site many keywords are at good ranking and I want to change the web hosting company for my site. I am not sure what will happen with the ranking of my site keywords. Any person in the forum that can guide me ?
Title: Re: Web Hosting Service Changed
Post by: videomike on December 21, 2014, 05:09:22 AM
If nothing goes wrong your rankings should be untouched. If you are upgrading your web hosting to a better performance hosting and your page load times can be improved you might even see a little better rankings.
Depending on how much influence you have on your current web hosting it might be a good idea to reduce the TTL of your current DNS entry for the domain in question. This will help you make a cleaner cut when making the change. Usually TTL is set to 24h hours which means depending on when the last access to the DNS was visitors to your site can get the old IP Adress for up to 24h hours which leads to inconsistencies on dynamic sites where user created content would land on the old site. If you set the TTL to something like 3 minutes a good time in advance you will be able to make the shift within 3 mInutes ... when the new site hosting is up and running for a while you should switch back to 24h DN TTL for performance reasons.

Mike