1. DNS/MX records for your email will be changed, causing all email to go to the new server, so that none is lost.
The first thing that will happen, is that DNS on the old server, will change to send new email to the new server. At that point:
- ALL new messages will start going to the new server
- Your PC/device may go to the old or the new server to pick up mail.
- If you go to the new server, you won’t see old mail (until a future step).
- If you go to the old server, you won’t see new mail (ever).
During all phases, you can get to your mail on both servers via webmail. Please try not to send new messages or replies from the old server’s web mail. If you do that after the transfer begins, your message may be missed (I won’t shut down your account with me until you tell me you are comfortable that you have everything). Sending from a local email client on your PC, will store a local copy of your outgoing email, and it is fine to do that at any point.
NEW (I have emailed you with the correct address)
https://gator[this will vary].hostgator.com:2096/
2. Your full cpanel account will transfer to the new server.
You will know this has happened when you see both old and new mail from your PC, device, and/or web mail on the new server.
3. Your nameservers will be changed away from me, to your hostgator nameservers. Don’t sweat it, I’ve got that covered. 🙂