The mechanics of flippa

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Hi All,

Just wondering about the mechanics of flipping a web site. Assuming I were to sell a site today, which is hosted on Hostgator. What would I have to do to get the site to the other guy, assuming he wanted to host it elsewhere?

Do the wemasters at the hosting companies just copy the site over? What happens with DNS addresses? How much work is involved? How techie would I have to get?
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  • Profile picture of the author sk8tavou
    Because i had the same questions before some days the best you can do is do a live chat(i hope hostgator haves one) and ask all your questions there!
    When i contacted namecheap they gave me some guides!
    One of them is this one : How to transfer existing hosting account to Namecheap? (Getting Started)

    Hope it helps
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  • Profile picture of the author craigslistleedz
    Hey there,

    I have always preferred to transfer the sites myself that way I know its done properly. You will need to get a site cloner such as backup buddy or wptwin. There are less expensive alternatives out there, but those two work well.

    Basically, you make a copy of the site, change the nameservers in your hosting account to their hosting account and then upload the backup files to their server and deploy them.

    It usually only takes 10-20 minutes depending on how big the site is.

    Originally Posted by PaulP51D View Post

    Hi All,

    Just wondering about the mechanics of flipping a web site. Assuming I were to sell a site today, which is hosted on Hostgator. What would I have to do to get the site to the other guy, assuming he wanted to host it elsewhere?

    Do the wemasters at the hosting companies just copy the site over? What happens with DNS addresses? How much work is involved? How techie would I have to get?
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  • Profile picture of the author Gama Seva
    I use reseller account hosting from HG because I can create separate account for each domain. So whenever I sell my website I just have to give the login credentials to the new owner and give them 60 days to transfer it themselves to any server they like.

    Gama
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