How to Transfer GoDaddy Hosting Between Accounts


GoDaddy provides Web services such as Web hosting, domain name registration and SSL security certifications. If you have one hosting account under GoDaddy and are looking to transfer your files and folders under that account to another one you have purchased, you certainly can do so. GoDaddy provides its customers an account management dashboard off their website that they can use to simplify this process.

Setup New Hosting Account

  • Open your Web browser and go to GoDaddy's website.

  • Enter your username and password and click to login.

  • Click "Web Hosting" from the "Products" menu.

  • Set up a new hosting account. Click the "Launch" button next to your new hosting account and enter the following to set it up:

    Enter domain: This is the domain you would like to use.

    FTP user name and Password: This is your FTP authentication for accessing the hosting's FTP server.

    SSL credits: Choose this if you have SSL credits in the same account as the domain name you want to use.

Use GoDaddy FTP to Transfer Files

  • Access GoDaddy Web-based Java FTP Client. Click the "Launch" button next to your new hosting account. This opens the hosting control panel.

  • Select "Content" and then click "Java FTP Client."

  • Click "Yes" to accept the certificate if you are prompted to do so.

  • Use the FTP program to transfer files between your local computer and onto your new hosting account. If you have not done so already, use the FTP program to download files from the old server onto your computer's local drive and then upload those same files to your new hosting account.

Set the Nameservers Registered Through GoDaddy

  • Log back into the GoDaddy website and dashboard.

  • Click "Domain Manager" in the "My Products" section.

  • Click on the domain name you would like to associate with the new hosting account. This opens the "Domain Manager" window.

  • Click "Name servers" and then select the "I have a hosting account with these domains" option to complete the transfer of your GoDaddy account.

  • Click "OK."

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