I have currently just finished building a website in notepad for my company (one which I'm very proud of!) and now my next assignment begins: hosting it! We want to use the same domain name as our old site, but have them just see the new site instead. I've done a little research on this topic already but I feel far from comfortable with my current knowledge. What exactly do I need to do?
Here's what I 'think' I need to do:
- Upload all new files to my internet provider (Earthlink)
- Learn how to implement 301 redirects from my old site to my new one (if this is correct and you know how to do this, let me know!!!)
I also want to make sure that I don't lose any SEO from our old site, as it is 13 years old and I know that counts for quite a bit in Google etc. I think 301 redirects magically cover this as well but I'm not sure. It is a complete rewrite of the webpage, so all the URLs are different.