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Moving site to new account on same host
jack38

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Msg#: 3453575 posted 8:05 am on Sep 18, 2007 (gmt 0)

My host is discontinuing my current shared hosting account. They're upgrading to a new system. I have miva merchant and html pages. They say they can move my site safely to the new account.

Don't want to lose any data, or have any downtime, also want to keep old site live until new site is functional.

Any advice on how I should proceed?

 

bill

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Msg#: 3453575 posted 6:47 am on Sep 27, 2007 (gmt 0)

You say that your host claims to be able to move the account to a new server safely. Do you not trust them? If not you'll need to move the site to a new host and get everything up and running first. Then point your DNS to the new host.

I'm not sure if that answers your question though...

jtara

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Msg#: 3453575 posted 4:28 pm on Sep 27, 2007 (gmt 0)

If your host is doing this without significant advance notice (say, 2-3 months, minimum) then you need to change hosts. Period.

Good hosts don't do this to their clients on short notice.

The changeover might go perfectly well.

But you should still change hosts.

That said, your site doesn't sound very complicated, and I'd expect it would go well. But, who knows? I don't know your host. I've had this go very, very badly for me in the past.

I'd hope there will be some way to test the new account before the old one is shut off.

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