Oct 29, 2018

General recommendations for site moves

Split your move into smaller steps.
If you simultaneously change your hosting provider and URL, it is challenging to diagnose issues that might come up. We recommend separating these steps, while doing them for all URLs at the same time if possible.

Time your move to coincide with lower traffic, if possible.
If your traffic is seasonal or dips on certain weekdays, it makes sense to move your site during traffic lulls. This lowers the impact of anything that breaks, and also dedicates more of your server’s power to helping Googlebot update our index.