Hi, DH Forum!
I’m in the process of moving my company’s site, domain reg., subdomains, FTP, and email to Dreamhost from Network Solutions.
Please note: I am trying to do whatever can be done prior to starting the domain transfer, in order to ease the transition.
I’m pretty clear on the steps necessary to transfer the main site and DNS, but NetSol does not use CPanel, and I am curious if there are any other easy migration tools available for my changeover.
What’s the best way to go about preparing email and FTP clients for this changeover?
EMAIL: I am assuming that I should be setting up all of my email accounts in advance, but until I complete my domain transfer, I can only select [mysubdomain].dreamhosters.com as the domain for each user. At what point will my actual domain show up in the pull-down menu in the mail control panel? And, will it be as simple as editing the email user, and changing that pull-down item? If there is a simpler or better method, please let me know.
FTP: When adding a new user now (prior to my domain transfer), the ‘server’ is listed as [arbitrary word]. Will this change to my domain once the transfer is complete, and if not, what steps can I take now to ensure a smooth FTP transfer?
Thanks in advance for any help. I’m sure there are lots of other frustrated NetSol users out there who are considering a change, too.