There’s no shortage of website development companies. But of course, some are better than others. While you might be working with one at the moment, if you think that your partnership may have run its course, then you’ll want to look for a new company to work with. This should be exciting! But it’ll also require some logistical handling. It’s not just the process of finding a new development company. You’ll also need to transfer your existing website to the new company. This isn’t overly complicated but will require a bit of work.
In this blog, we’re going to run through everything that you need to know.
There’s rarely any advantage to doing things overly quickly. Plus, it’s unlikely that it’ll be necessary. Unless your existing development company abruptly goes out of business, you should have plenty of time to prepare for the move. While it’ll be relatively seamless, there might be a period of transition. For that reason, it can be good to choose a time when you know that you won’t be as busy as other times. In all, think of a process that’ll take a few weeks from beginning to end, rather than something that’ll happen overnight.
Identify New Development Company
You might have decided to look for the new website development companies because you’re unhappy with the work that they’re doing. However, it’s important that you don’t abruptly drop them and jump into an agreement with the first development company that you come into contact with. You may end up with the same problem as you had before. To ensure that you don’t have any problems with your website, you should quietly seek out a new company. Once you’ve identified who you’re going to work with, you can give your current development company notice that you’ll be leaving.
Get All Your Usernames and Passwords
Your current development company will likely have a lot of important usernames and passwords. Even though they’re yours, you might not have them written down. As such, it’s really important that you get all the usernames and passwords before terminating the contract. You may not be able to recover them later on. If you’re using some of the same systems that your current company has access to, then it’ll be important to change them once the contract is over. Not doing so will just be an unnecessary risk; nothing good can come from it, but a lot of bad can.
Back Things Up
Remember that even if you think that you’ve done everything correctly, it’s always possible that something goes wrong at some stage. The best solution is to ensure this isn’t a problem. You can do this by backing up your website and all the content. If something happens where you lose data, it’ll just be mildly inconvenient rather than a disaster.
You’ll be excited to begin working with your new development company. However, you’ll need to give them the website before they can do anything. Take the advice that we’ve outlined above, and it’ll be nothing but smooth sailing.