Moving Hosts

Jun 11, 2009

I just had a thought. If I am moving from one host to the other, the old host would still have my files. Whats stopping them from just using the files to copy my site. Basically is there an easy way to delete my files from my old host?

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Regarding Moving Hosts

Nov 29, 2008

I'm just wondering. Say, you sign up with a host offering a huge discount (50%+ off for a year). And after that year is up, you move to a new host offering another huge discount. You keep doing this, every year.

I'm pretty sure a lot of people do this.

I guess from a webhosts persepctive, it will be quite annoying since they are banking on the fact that the person will stay with them after the initial year.

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Moving PhpBB Hosts

Oct 19, 2009

We are currently running a phpBB forum on Dreamhost shared hosting and have been getting a lot of Internal Server Errors, so it's time to move to a new host.

We generally have around 200-300 members online (within the last 30 mins). We are using around 2.8TB/month of bandwidth currently. We get around 135,000 visits per month and 470,000 pageviews.

Dreamhost use their own way of measuring database usage..


We've developed a unit of measure that helps to track database performance that we call the "conuery":
(25 * connections) + queries = Your database's conuery usage

Our database disk usage us 24mb, we are averaging around 100,000 database connections per day, around 85,000 queries per day and our "Conuery" is around 3 MCn per day (this means nothing to me either lol).

I have found a VPS package with directspace - 2x Intel Quad Core Xeon, 50GB Storage, 2Gb RAM, 2.5GB Burst Ram and 5TB of monthly bandwidth, for $35/month.

Is this likely to be an adequate solution for our needs? We would be running both the database and web services for phpBB from this box.

Also, can anyone give any hints on the best (and most seamless way) to migrate? I'm thinking that we'll get the new host to install all the services and get the box up and running, then I can ftp the files to the new server and export/import the databases. Then perform a (301?) redirect on the old host, pointing to the new IP address until the DNS is updated.

I realise that I'll need to update the config.php for phpbb with the new database details etc, along with the database details for our wordpress implementation and update the server details in the board configuration.

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What Domain Name Server (DNS) Changes To Make When Moving Hosts?

Mar 10, 2008

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

I want to move to a VPS for more control and so I have acquired This also has and with it.

Can I move everything to the VPS? Assuming that I move the files over, if I simply changed the DNS of to point to nameservers vps_ns1(and 2), 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 as the name for the VPS?

I am using cPanel/WHM for both servers.

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Moving Mail That Hasn't Been Received Between Hosts

Feb 5, 2008

I'm in the process of moving some websites between hosts... from Dreamhost to a VPS.

Basically I want to make sure that no emails get lost in the transfer, as it's possible some people haven't collected their emails. I'm only talking about 5 or 6 sites here with about 15 mailboxes in total.

I have pop3 set up on the VPS with exim4 and courier using Maildir's. I have imap/pop3 access to emails on dreamhost and all my clients only use pop3.

Dreamhost doesn't provide direct access to the Maildir's of users, so I was planning on using offlineimap to save a copy of each mailbox and move it into the Maildir of the user on the VPS. I.e. move the contents of INBOX/new into user/Maildir/new etc. I'll do this once the dns settings have propogated so I can be sure to have every single email.

Does this sound reasonable? Is anything likely to break? Will any email clients break with any of these transferred emails? I tried it with a test account and it seemed OK, but I would like an experts opinion on whether or not this is the best way of achieving what I'm trying to do

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Dec 17, 2007

I am hosted by iPowerWeb and they have been causing MANY problems with their customers and of course, I am one of them. My site has been down for nearly 5 days.

I went to and they are now offering to move iPowerWeb customers to Hostgator, Hostican, or Site5 for free. But my question is: are they reliable and trustworthy?

Also, what hosting company do YOU guys recommend?

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May 1, 2014

I use Nas to manage the customer site folder.

So the folder directory will be "as1webhostxxx" this format

I found that plesk panel default directory is inetpubvhosts

How to move the Virtual Hosts Directory to Nas ?

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"moving Hosts " [ How To Shift Databases]

Feb 1, 2007

I am trying to shift from one hosting company to another. I currenty use a content management system for my website which utilizes databses + i have a forum as well which has a database as well.

So, i want to know how can i transfer all the files and databases accurately without any damages coz my forum has about 500 members and i dont want to loose the data obviously!

Secondly, my content management system has many posts as well which i want to tranfer safely.

I have got a cpanel control panel.

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Universal Hosts (uni-hosts) Two Week Mini Review

Apr 2, 2008

I was in the market for a new dedicated server after a couple of years with my previous provider. The previous provider did nothing wrong but they were no longer competitive when it came to CPU and memory.

I moved first to geekrack. And I left them after a week and a half as they never were able to get my rDNS records setup.

I found Universal Hosts on this forum and gave them a shot. I had asked for an operating system that they didn't offer normally (Debian 64 bit) and they said that they could do it. However, when my server was setup it was 32 bit Debian instead. They apologized and had Debian 64 bit setup less than 24 hours later.

When I asked them to get rDNS records setup it took a few hours but they were setup correctly and they worked.

Universal Hosts is also a BurstNet reseller but compared to my other attempt at using a BurstNet reseller they are fantastic. While the initial config was incorrect they worked quickly to fix it and were very professional about it.

So after two weeks - so far so good. Keep up the good work UniHosts!

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Aug 11, 2013

I am running Apache2.2, PHP5.I have been running with virtual hosts on a Windows 7 environment fine for a couple of years successfully, but have just had to move to a Windows 8 environment.It looks like Apache and PHP have installed and are working fine, but my Virtual hosts are now not being recognised. From what I can tell, it is the Windows 8 hosts file that is having a problem, as it looks as though it is now just setup to Block websites.

If I make the host file just have the one line127.0.0.1 localhost entry, then the very first Virtual Host from my apache config file will come up, but the rest are not found.If I put the usual aliasname is appears as though my website works momentarily and then is blocked..

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Directadmin Hosts Or Cpanel Hosts

Aug 16, 2008

Recently I stumbled along a host on here with a good rep and that uses direct admin.

Because they were very nice on the live support I signed up to see what direct admin was like.

Its very diferent from cpanel. Some parts seem to be harder to use like the phpmyadmin requires the username and password to the database you created not the control panel username and password like cpanel. Although I guess that could be a good security feature just in case some one gets into the control panel they can not get into the phpmyadmin, then again if they are smart and were able to get into the control panel they could get into ftp and look what the username and password is on the config file for the script you are using.

The bandwidth meter seems to be better in direct admin although I think its acting up for me as its putting yesterdays bandwidth on todays. I was told by the host that it updates every 2 hours and at first it did but now its gone to every day. Oh and unlike cpanel this bandwidth meter includes bandwith used by the control panel.

Niether one from what I can tell counts sftp though at least for the hosts I have right now.

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Jul 11, 2008

I've been on shared hosting for nigh on 3 years now. My site suddenly started growing rapidly recently and my shared host now has requested that I move onto a VPS or Dedicated as soon as possible (I would stay with them, but they don't have VPS options sadly)

My site is an image host, a dynamic image host too.

About 80% of my visits are from the US so I have decided, even though I am UK, that I need a US VPS.

I need it to be cheap, like $30 (To start with, while I gain funds) and generally reliable.

Would anyone know where such VPSs are? I would like 300MB or more RAM and about 5-10GB of disk space. My main issue right now is quality of customer service, I don't want to end up with a company that either has poor customer service or puts extreme restrictions on activity.

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May 14, 2007

I have two reseller accounts at the moment, where all my domains are spread out at the moment. And I have just purchased a VPS from SolarVPS, and I'm awaiting the account details. Is there a way that I can transfer the sites across easily, such as creating a full backup and then restoring on the new VPS, or would I have do it individually for each website?

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Feb 6, 2007

It's now coming to the point where I really want to consolidate all of our kit (mainly in the UK) and move to our own AS number, now I already know what routing equipment we're going to use and that is appropriate for the amount of traffic we need to carry, but what I'm stuck with now is which transit providers to use. I don't mind spending a reasonable amount on transit, but not stupid amounts. It also doesn't matter where I can pick these up as the plan we have includes our own links between buildings.

First of all let me say this is going to be a very slow process, so please do not PM me with your offers for transit, I'm not interested.

The plans are to peer at a couple of exchanges, most likely LINX and Xchangepoint, and to pick up around 3/4 transit providers. Because most UK traffic goes via peers, what I'm really looking for are the bigger providers to improve transatlantic routes rather than smaller providers which just make the hop count longer, my shortlist is currently:


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Jun 13, 2007

recently moved from webhosting to VPS less than a month ago.

I got my VPS set up quite easily, however I have been experiencing a lot of downtime.

I have experienced around 60 hours of downtime in the last month itself, and i am quite pissed cause the provider claims 99.9% uptime guarantee.

I want to try out another provider but would not want to get burnt again…

Could you guys recommend any good VPS providers to me?

I would need 512 Ram / 2 IP’s >10GB Disk space and about 250-300GB bandwidth.

But one unique requirement that I have is that I need to run a few irc clients( not ircD servers, eggdrop type bots ) for my services.

Other than that the VPS would be used for a heavy duty forum and high hit website. With several other low hit websites as well.

Services wise I mainly need apache/php and mysql (heavy usage)

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May 25, 2007

Anyone have thoughts about moving from APF to CSF? We are running a cPanel server and have heard lots of good things about CSF.

Anyone have details for a non-technical person?

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Mar 6, 2007

I'm moving from a VPS to a dedicated server and most of the files/databases have been transferred.

I have a folder (with files) in the /usr/local/ folder of the VPS (chatroom software), is there anyway I can transfer them to the dedicated server in its /usr/local folder through SSH/Telenet?

I have used it before to move my MYSQL database but I was following step-by-step instructions from Vbulletin, I guess this will be different compared to transferring a database backup.

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Nov 24, 2008

MOVING from LIQUIDWEB to ... ?

I want to move from liquid web, but i don't know where to go.

the reason is, i need more bandwith (about 1000GB) and they said, the limit in a VPS is 700GB, to get more i should go to a dedicated.

my budget doesn't allow me to go to a dedicated.

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May 10, 2005

i am moving from

i am facing a lot of technical errors hosting pages.

it does not support emailing it gives out errors.

it does not support file handling and directory creation

can anyone tell me a good hosting company.

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Oct 11, 2009

I am presently running a website at ICDSoft on a shared hosting account.

Here are the specs on the server where my site is hosted

Server has


2 Quad-core Xeon processors
multi-terabyte RAID 6 disk array.

Now, I would like to know, if I move to VPS, which VPS plan would be the best.

How much should my minimum VPS ram be?

Are there any speed tests you would like me to run on my present server?

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Moving Servers

Aug 5, 2009

i've moved servers (joomla site).

only problem is that I'm on limited bandwidth internet, and i still have some really large files on the old server. can i transfer them to the new server without re-uploading them?

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May 16, 2009

I have had my social networking site in development for a few months now, and have been using IX web hosting. Slow response times were one thing--I can handle that for now. But, especially now, emails generated by my application and sent to Yahoo are delayed by several days--apparently Yahoo is restricting the number of messages from IX servers?

My app only generates a dozen or so emails.

So ...

1) Is there a workaround with IX?

2) If I switch, should get a dedicated server? Or maybe use the cloud? I have been looking at rackspace, although I haven't received a call-back from their sales team in four days (sic)

3) Other options?

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Apr 21, 2008

I'm moving away from Mosso after their service is kinda shaky and expensive. For now, my websites don't need scalability.

I looked at WiredTree but they seem to have problems (as posted here) but they do seem like the best of the bunch.

What I'm looking for is managed VPS with spam protection, great uptime, and fully managed (updating software, helping out with DNS changes, etc.)

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Jan 17, 2008

I'm trying to move data from my old server to new server, using WHM, now thing is while moving it just uses all IP on the system and when there are 0 IP's free, it says copying failed, How to make all accounts goon just 1 IP?

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Aug 31, 2008

I have an account with a shared web host and I use that account to host 9 website under 9 different domains. All the domains are hosted as add-on domains under that single shared cpanel account. Now I would like to do a WHM account transfer from the shared hosting to my own VPS server. But I want all my domains to have its own private cpanel accounts.

Is this possible with the WHM automated account transfer feature? or do I have to create cpanel accounts for each domains in my VPS and upload the files manually?

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Jul 28, 2008

I am a free web hosting service on one of my VPS' and I owuld like to transfer it to another one. How can I do it without creating issues as I would like to move all the accounts with it at the same time.

Current VPS and webhost nameservers

New VPS nameservers

Now how can I move all the accounts but dont change the nameservers? I mean is it possible to have two different domain name servers pointing to each other?

Not sure if it makes sense but hopefully some expert guy will get to the bottom of it

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Oct 9, 2008

i have moved my site (pages and data) from my VPS to dedicated.

NOW I want to move the domain from VPS to Dedi.

Both are running on directadmin. I want to quickly move domain so that new user registrations are on the new domain only. Last time when I did this, at some locations domain still resolved at old and I lost some data on old server.

what should i do? I think i need to:

1. update NS at the domain registerar.

2. update the ip address in the DNS administration of old server directadmin so that the ip address is of new server there.

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Apr 10, 2008

Currently I am with one hosting company servage and need to move one website to another host,

I am difficulties to remove database

I run oscommerce and IPB on the servage

I need to move oscommerce completely, but do not know how to move database and then how to import in newhost this database

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Mar 18, 2008

I've bought a VPS and have copied all of the clients data to the new server. I've setup my resolvers to point to the new nameserver IPs.

Now I need to edit the host record IPs from my old ones to my new ones. (example domain) and

I've gone to fasthosts' control panel where I registered and attempted to delete the old host records but this fails because other domains are pointing to the current records.

How can I update the host records for ns1 and ns2 with my new nameserver IPs?

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Apr 18, 2008

I had some very minor concerns with moving from an oversold, over-advertised, and overcrowded shared server (I'll save them another negative review) to an unmanaged VPS.

I believe I am technically capable. I have installed and configured software over SSH for my friend on his dedicated, I've played quite a bit with the Ubuntu Hardy beta and familiarized myself with Linux, and well, I grew up using a command line. (MS-DOS!)

However, I certainly don't know everything there is and I'd be doing quite a bit of learning along the way, to say the least.

So I guess the first question is "Do I sound ready"? I'll have to admit that I'll be put *slightly* out of my comfort zone by this, but I really see no other choice. I'm not going to risk moving to another shared host. By out of my comfort zone, I mean things like I'll be constantly afraid that I'll mistype a remove command and delete my entire server. You know, the little things. =p

So my next question is "Is it remotely possible I'll have a worse experience on even the cheapest VPS than I have on shared hosting?" I'm talking about server loads, download speed, customer service. I know not to expect a ton moving from say a $9.99 shared plan to a $15-$30 unmanaged VPS plan, but I certainly don't want to go backwards.

Some info about my site: ULTRA small vBulletin forum, little over 10K posts, honestly only about 30 really active members, total of users + guests online is rarely over 30. I honestly feel there isn't a NEED for a VPS, even a small one, but I like doing things myself and I'd hardly be paying any more money per month.

However, (and this is a big however) there have been a few occasions where I've been linked to directly from the Windows Media mainpage and our stats have skyrocketed. Are there VPSes that are going to shut me down for this? Even on the days which we've been linked to from WM, the entire monthly bandwidth hasn't even approached 50GB. It wasn't even an issue with my awful shared hosting. It does involve streaming media though, so I'm surprised this wasn't a problem.

There's a good chance I'll be linked to again, as we have an ongoing deal with another website, so if I was okay on a shared server am I going to be OK with the VPS I choose? (I will provide what VPS I am considering as a front runner, if anybody asks, but I really don't want to turn this into a discussion about the host I'm leaving and the host I'm running to)

I will provide *one* thing about my current host, and that's my server load averages over the past few hours...

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High IO When Moving Fil

Dec 10, 2007

Quad Core Xeon E5330
3 x 320GB Seagate SATAII on 3ware 9650SE
Running Virtuozzo

PHP Code:

top - 00:03:51 up 1 day,  8:15,  1 user,  load average: 14.64, 8.49, 7.78
Tasks: 120 total,   1 running, 118 sleeping,   1 stopped,   0 zombie
Cpu(s):  0.4% us,  1.1% sy,  4.9% ni, 39.3% id, 54.3% wa,  0.0% hi,  0.0% si
Mem:   4023832k total,  3994432k used,    29400k free,   119740k buffers
Swap:  8385920k total,      592k used,  8385328k free,  2553580k cached 

I don't really know what to provide... so just ask ! I don't know where to begin, I've tried to google a bit, but maybe I'm not using the good keyword, but I've found only some articles that didn't help me at all.

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