how to move to a new host? simple not yola.

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sry. do we have to unpublish site from yola?
i am paying for a new host now that allows ftp my site is still working fine too but i would have thought my emails wouldnt be and that something else is needed to be done. pls help me i will always be using yola to edit my site. just need the ftp thing for userdatases which isnt here yet or probably not even in the near future. so until then i would still like help
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Hi Nick,

To host your site yourself:

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).
* Ensure that your host supports Sqlite3 if you have a blog on your site.

Please note that if you elect to host your site elsewhere, we can only support you with the process of creating your site, and downloading it. Thereafter all support relating to the hosting of your site will become the sole responsibility of your service provider.

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.

For additional detail, see: Download your Site and Host it Elsewhere -