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Mar 10, 2008

I have example.com as a reseller account hosted on a shared server. I have ns1.example.com and ns2.example.com on that server and client domains use these nameservers.

I want to move to a VPS for more control and so I have acquired vps.example.com. This also has vps_ns1.example.com and vps_ns2.example.com with it.

Can I move everything to the VPS? Assuming that I move the files over, if I simply changed the DNS of example.com to point to nameservers vps_ns1(and 2).example.com, what would happen?

Have I made it over complicated for me to understand, and it's actually a lot easier than I think? Or have I shot myself in the foot by using vps.example.com as the name for the VPS?

I am using cPanel/WHM for both servers.

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What if there has been downtime?

What if they dont offer the support you need when you need it.

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I'd like to move those name servers over to the new server, which I presume is as simple as re-registering them in the control panel over at my registrar. However, I presume I also need to bind IPs on the new server to the original DNS names. However, if I do that and the DNS cluster syncing occurs, won't that mess things up while I await the registrar making the changes? Do I need to turn off clustering before making the switch?

Is there a way to do this seamlessly?

Also, for testing purposes I created ns3 and ns4.serverforest.com on the new server. If I now want to move over ns1 and ns2, can I set them on the same two IPs that ns3 and ns4 "own" without any trouble?

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We are wanting to move their site to new hosts, as we are re-developing it for them, and their current setup does not suit our needs.

The only issue I am not too sure about is the following:

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I have my main domain (domain.com) and it is where all my sites and customer sites are pointed to (ns1.domain.com and ns2.domain.com).

I just purchased a VPS and have made (domain.com) my main domain as I want it to be because of keeping the nameservers the same for my clients.

My vision is this, I will transfer all the sites from my old cPanel account to my new DirectAdmin account. I have setup a time to let my clients know not to update any content on their sites. At that time I will then download the sites from the cPanel account to the DA account. I will then move my main domain (domain.com) over as well and then change the name server registries at namecheap.

I understand some things can get lost in this switch, but ALL clients are aware of this and understand. They will still have access to the old server via the IP address to check for misdirected mail.

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