I have a client who is very unhappy with her current hosting and wants to switch. I told her how much I enjoy TCH, having been a customer for over 7 years, and she's all for it. I've read a couple previous posts (all from 5 or more years ago) about switching hosting and am just posting this to make sure the procedure's haven't changed.
As far as I can tell the process should go something like this:
1. The client will contact TCH, setting up a new account and purchasing a hosting plan
2. TCH will send my client a "Welcome" email with, among other things, a DNS for the new site location
3. During the period of time before my client switches the DNS to the new location, using her login information (with her permission, of course), I will be able to muck around and setup her new site files (I'm planning on a Wordpress install) without the site being visible to the general public (i.e. those searching for her URL).
4.Email accounts will be established on the new site prior to DNS switching to minimize email downtime during the re-directing period.
5. When I am finished with developing the site, the DNS will be changed, and the old hosting account can be cancelled after 24 hours, or once URLs are re-directed to the new site.
6. Everyone lives happily ever after (except, perhaps, the former web host).
Is this scenario about right? Anything I'm forgetting?