How to Move a Domain to Cloud Hosting

The question we’ve heard the most since we launched our new cloud hosting service is, “How can I move my current hosting plan with Laughing Squid over to the cloud?” It’s a painless process that doesn’t require any downtime.

Our new cloud hosting service is a completely separate system from our standard hosting. We do not have any way to move domains into the cloud automatically, so you would need to sign-up for cloud hosting, move your files and setup your email account, then cancel your hosting on the old server. Here’s the four-step process:

  1. Sign up for cloud hosting using our Cloud Hosting Order Form.
  2. Transfer your files and setup your email accounts from your standard hosting plan on your new cloud account.
  3. Change your domain record with your registrar after you’ve moved your data to the cloud. Please note that the domain record change may take 24-48 hours to propagate completely.
  4. AFTER you have completed the first three steps, cancel hosting for your old domain using our Account Cancellation Form.

Once your cloud hosting order has been processed, you will be given one month of free hosting on our cloud service in order to give you time to complete your move. If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact us.