Can I download my site and host it with another company but with my same domain?

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Is it it possible to host it with any of these:

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Hi Miguel

We certainly do not want to force you into anything, so I am going to lay out the options in detail for you here:

Yola offers free hosting for any site built with our software. Whether you use a free subdomain, a domain purchased through us or a domain purchased elsewhere, there is no charge for the hosting of your site.

While we do offer the option to download your site and host it elsewhere, we strongly urge you to consider hosting your site with us instead, for the following reasons:

1. It is far easier to make changes to your site after you publish it. All you have to do is click the "Update my Site" button and your latest changes will be instantly applied to your live site. If you host your site elsewhere you will have to repeat the download/upload process each time you want to make a change to your website.
2. No technical difficulties! It just works! Uploading your site to your own webhost is technically complicated and may be a daunting process if you are not familiar with it.
3. We can offer you full support for every aspect of building and publishing your site. Support is available 24/7. If you host elsewhere, all support related to the hosting of your site becomes the responsibility of your hosting provider. We will not be able to assist you if problems arise as we do not have access to your hosting environment.
4. A team of experts provides excellent uptime for your published sites. Even when the site builder goes down for maintenance, your published sites remain up. If anything unforseen does go wrong, the Yola team will respond quickly and effectively to solve the problem.
5. Unlimited storage and bandwidth.

We hope you will consider hosting your site with Yola!

If you still decide that you want to host your site somewhere else, here are the instructions:

1) Click on the drop down arrow next to the yellow "Publish my Site" button.
2) Click "Publishing Settings"
3) In the publishing settings dialog box, click the "Download site zip" button You will then be able to download your site as a zipped file and you will be given the following instructions:

Hosting with your own service provider:
Copy the site to the webroot of a php 5.2.x enabled web server
* Ensure that the "classes/work/templates_c" directory is writable by the web server (chmod 777 classes/work/templates_c on Unix / Linux boxes)

The site you built will always be available in your Yola account for editing and updating even if you download your site as a zipped file and host it elsewhere. However, to put your changes live you would need to re-download your site and re-upload it to the servers of your hosting provider each time. If you host your site with us (either using a free subdomain or a domain of your own) you can update it with a single click - so it is a lot easier to make changes.