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If you have been using cPanel with your previous host then you need to create a full backup of your account on the old server, then transfer the backup files via FTP from the old server to your new account with RFE Hosting. Please then inform us when this is done and we will restore your account from the backup provided by you.

If you were using another control panel then you need to download your website from the old server onto your local computer.  Then you need to upload your files from your local computer into your RFE Hosting account which can be done via FTP.

Please email support@rfehosting.com if you have any further questions.

If you have been using cPanel with your previous host then you need to create a full backup of your account on the old server, then transfer the backup file via FTP from the old server to your new account with RFE Hosting. Please then inform us when this is done and we will restore your account from the backup provided by you.

If you were using another control panel then you need to download your website from the old server onto your local computer.  Then you need to upload your files from your local computer into your RFE Hosting account which can be done via FTP.

Please email support@rfehosting.com if you have any further questions.

A Dedicated IP costs $12 per year.

RFE Hosting is active on a variety of social media platforms and communities. Here are some of the ones that RFE Hosting is active on.

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Dedicated Hosting is a term used to describe web hosting packages that provide a dedicated server with dedicated resources to a single client. Dedicated hosting plans are ideal for WordPress websites with very large number of visitors. Many WordPress hosting service providers offer Dedicated Hosting plans along with shared and VPS hosting plans.

For example, in a shared hosting plan, a client is sharing a computer with many other clients. In the case of a VPS hosting plan the clients are sharing a machine but not the resources with other clients on the same computer. However, on dedicated hosting plans a client leases a whole server with all of its resources. Web hosting companies offer different packages of dedicated hosting plans. Prices of theses plans are based on the clients choice of hardware and resource allocation.

Dedicated hosting plans are ideal for large organizations or websites with much higher traffic. The clients get full control of the server which allows them to configure it to meet their own needs. The dedicated plans also come in managed and unmanaged forms where the hosting center can manage the server for the client in case of any problems. Dedicated Managed servers are generally more expensive. The pricing is also influenced by the amount of resources needed such as bandwidth, storage space, and amount of RAM, amongst other things. Additional expenses for dedicated servers also include the software packages needed to run the server. Such software can include licensing for Windows, if desired, cPanel, if desired, and other paid software. Free alternatives to most of the paid software packages are available but are not generally preferred due to issues with stability of the software. The main exception to the preference for paid vs free software is the widespread use of Linux over Microsoft or other paid OS on servers.

Shared Hosting is a term used for web hosting service plans where multiple websites share the resources of a large web server. Many WordPress web hosting providers offer shared hosting plans at extremely affordable rates ranging anywhere from $3.95 per month to $9.95 per month. Shared web hosting plans are by far the cheapest and most affordable than other web hosting plans such as VPS or Dedicated server.

Due to their low cost, shared web hosting plans are considered ideal for small businesses, blogs, and portfolio websites. Most beginners don’t need anything more than the shared web hosting. We always recommend to keep your costs low when starting out and work your way up. You don’t need to spend money on resources that you don’t need.

Are you wondering why shared hosting is so cheap? Well by having multiple sites on the same server, web hosting companies can simply provide the service at a much more affordable rate. Think of this way. If you rent a house by yourself, then you are responsible for paying all the rent. If you have roommates, then you split the rent amongst everyone which makes the amount owed by each person to be a lot lower. To put things in perspective, a dedicated web server starts at somewhere around $150 per month and can go into thousands of dollars per month.

SSL is an abbreviation used for Secure Sockets Layers, which are encryption protocols used on the internet to secure information exchange and provide certificate information.

These certificates provide an assurance to the user about the identity of the website they are communicating with. SSL may also be called TLS or Transport Layer Security protocol.

In most modern web browsers users can click on the SSL icon displayed in the address bar to view certification, identification and other information about a website.

SSL and TLS protocols are not just limited to websites. They are also used in email, SFTP, and various other internet technologies.

WordPress sites can also benefit from SSL by adding an SSL certificate to their web hosting plan. There are also WordPress plugins available which allow users to setup their SSL certificate information through out their WordPress sites.

Most websites use SSL on their payment gateways and eCommerce sites.

As a user, it is always important that you never enter your payment / credit card information on pages that are not secure.

Modern browsers like Firefox and Chrome will show errors and sometimes block rendering of improperly secured pages on a site.