I have an extremely busy site (3years old) and our rankings on google, msn and yahoo are excellent.
I had some issues with my current web host of 2 years and am not happy with an issue they are having with their server and phpmyadmin mysql database crashing daily for the past 3 weeks. I am not able to admin my database without crashes and the tech support I am getting from them is horrible. So... I found a new hosting company - although not as big as the current one, they are friendly and supportive.
They do cost about double from what I am paying now. The cost is not an issue as much as my site running perfect and how they will handle any problems.
My questions I have because I am so scared that that change will hurt my rankings:
1. Can the change hurt my rankings??
2. Will my site be down to visitors during the dns change? (The new provider says no)
3. Is there anything I should be concerned about that I did not cover here?
I am planning on leaving my site on the old sever since I paid for another year of hosting just this past Dec and will not get a refund.
Any and all help would be so much appreciated as I am in a whirlwind here and do not want to do anything to hurt my buisiness or rankings.