I have used website builder on 123-reg for 3 years now. I have several domains and I don’t always want to work on all of them. They will not allow me to pause my subscription on a domain and they will not give me access to my html files if I decide to move to another hosting company.

2 questions:

1. Can I retrieve my html files and preserve my pages?
2. Can I start using wordpress or similar on this domain without publishing it while maintaining the site on 123-reg?

I need to get away from 123-reg, it’s expense and the service is bad, but I can’t afford the time to rebuild all of my pages from scratch. Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.