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Web Site Transfer Guide

Move your web site to FastVirtual
in three simple steps.

It's easy to transfer your web site from your current hosting provider to FastVirtual. Follow these steps to ensure a smooth, seamless transfer without downtime.

Step 1: Select Your Hosting Plan

Select Your Hosting Plan

If you don't already have a FastVirtual account, first create your account. This simply involves entering a username and password for control panel access and providing your contact information.

Once you've created your account, log in and add your preferred web web hosting plan. This will be immediately activated and listed as an active service in your control panel.

Step 2: Upload Your Site

Upload Your Web Site

Check your control panel for the IP address of your new hosting plan and use this IP address to upload your web site.

Use your favorite FTP program to upload your site. Enter your IP address as the FTP host and your account username/password for authentication.

If you created your web site using Microsoft FrontPage, you should first enable FrontPage extensions from your account control panel. Allow five minutes for the extensions to become active, then upload your web site using the FrontPage "Publish" facility. Enter the IP address as the publish destination (http://youripaddress/) and enter your account username and password when prompted for authentication.

Once you've finished uploading your web site, point your web browser to your IP address (http://youripaddress/) and confirm everything works correctly.

Step 3: Point Your Domain Name

Point Your Domain Name

If you registered your domain name through FastVirtual, our name servers were specified by default. If you previously changed this entry to point to another hosting provider, simply log in to your control panel and update your domain name DNS entry to point to our name servers as follows:

  • Secondary DNS: NS2.FASTVIRTUAL.COM (

If you registered your domain name through another registrar, the process is likely to be similar, although you should see your registrar's web site for specific instructions.

Once the DNS change has filtered through the Internet (usually within 24 hours for domain names registered through FastVirtual) the transfer will be be complete. In the interim your web site will continue to load from your previous hosting provider, ensuring an uninterrupted service for your visitors.

International Domain Names

Customers with country-specific domain names (i.e. need to apply to their local NIC to update their name servers to point to FastVirtual. The procedure is very simple (usually completed via a control panel on the registrar's web site), but you will need details of our name servers (DNS), provided above.

Need More Information?

Please see our International Domain Name FAQ for further information about international domain names, including details on how to contact your local NIC. Answers to common domain registration questions can be found in our Domain Registration FAQ.

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