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Dave-M
01 May 2008, 13:32
Hi Folks,

I thought I would take this upgrade opportunity to move from our struggling shared hosting to a dedicated server.

I haven't used a dedicated server before, or 3.7, so I will be chucked in at the deep end, so I was wondering if anyone had any advice, or useful links that may help my transition.

I also run VBSEO, if that makes a difference.

Thanks muchly :)

Dave.

Dismounted
01 May 2008, 14:33
Will your dedicated server be managed, or un-managed?

Zachariah
01 May 2008, 15:01
Once moved make sure and look @ your folders where avatars/attachments/profile images/ ect are stored and CHMOD 777. Many times on a server move the folders will not have the correct permissions to read / write.

Also update /path/to/your/files .
- different server has different paths (usaly)

Dave-M
01 May 2008, 20:05
Will your dedicated server be managed, or un-managed?

Managed. It seems the sensible way to do it, especially with my limited server skills :)

Once moved make sure and look @ your folders where avatars/attachments/profile images/ ect are stored and CHMOD 777. Many times on a server move the folders will not have the correct permissions to read / write.

Also update /path/to/your/files .
- different server has different paths (usaly)

Thanks for that :)

Luckily, I will be able to keep the site on the current hosting untill it is all set up and working, so I can take my time.

Any more suggestions welcome thank you :)

royo
01 May 2008, 20:20
Well, the company that is managing it for you should also be able to take care of migrating your stuff, unless otherwise stated by them.

Dave-M
01 May 2008, 20:41
I didn't know that either, thanks :)

neodan20
02 May 2008, 03:56
Your host should move your files for you. Some may even upgrade for you but that is unlikely.

moveforward
05 May 2008, 08:56
Hi Dave,
Can I ask which host you decided to go with?

Some points you might want to check:

Which versions of php and mysql are default and you may want to go for the latest stable releases.

Also check which version of apache is on (1 or 2).

Regards
Bob

Awjvail
05 May 2008, 09:30
Also check which version of apache is on (1 or 2).
Considering Apache 2 was released over 6 years ago, one would think he is running Apache 2 :)

If your old server and your new server have different versions of PHP + MySQL, make sure that after you migrate you go through your site and look for errors, just in case.

SEOvB
06 May 2008, 07:39
[QUOTE=Awjvail;1509028]Considering Apache 2 was released over 6 years ago, one would think he is running Apache 2 :)
QUOTE]

I know tons of host that are still using apache 1.3 and i mean tons!

DSOG Thomas
06 May 2008, 21:19
I bet you do!

DieselMinded
06 May 2008, 21:24
When i moved my site all ASC II Codes (http://www.asciitable.com/) Went corrupt in the threads ,

Also move your Avatars, Attachments and Albums to a File System if not already

AirborneFive
09 May 2008, 03:32
[QUOTE=Awjvail;1509028]Considering Apache 2 was released over 6 years ago, one would think he is running Apache 2 :)
QUOTE]

I know tons of host that are still using apache 1.3 and i mean tons!

Honestly, Apache 2, PHP 5 and MySQL 5 should be a standard by now. Unless it's a heavily modified Apache 1.x configuration, there's really no reason not to upgrade.

punchbowl
09 May 2008, 13:44
have them set up xcache for you, post this thread in the vbseo forums too.