I am one of the remaining clients of varhosting unfortunately and I have finally got it together to transfer to a new host. As of right now, I'm thinking of budgethost since there are so many good things on this site about it.
BUt here is my problem...
varhosting server is down. Can I transfer the sites while it's down? Or do I have to wait for it to come back up?
I appreciate any help on this. I am pretty sure from my last transfer of hosts a few years ago that I have to wait for them to be up in order to get all the files and things moved over but I just wanted to make sure.
Well since the data is on the server that is down, there is no easy way to pull that data off the server. Now if you have your own copy (dreamweaver, etc) then you can upload the content to your new provide and then change your dns servers.
You can also check (worse case scenario) google cache.