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Upgrading HostGator VPS to Dedicated Server with Magento ver. 1.9.2.1

Upgrading HostGator VPS to Dedicated Server with Magento ver. 1.9.2.1

Hi Magento Community,

 

Should a store using QuickBooks Point of Sale Desktop 12.0 with two Workstations and a QuickBooks Server, WebGility, & Magento ver. 1.9.2. experience any issues when upgrading a VPS Server with HostGator to a Dedicated Server?

 

Thank you.

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Re: Upgrading HostGator VPS to Dedicated Server with Magento ver. 1.9.2.1

There shouldn't be any issues with upgrading or moving servers if it's done properly.

If there are any hardcoded IP address, you should consider switching them to domain/subdomain or hostname so you can switch the IP at anytime easily.
James Lee | Moderator • Magento Master
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Re: Upgrading HostGator VPS to Dedicated Server with Magento ver. 1.9.2.1

Thank you JLHC and can you explain more on the hardcoded IP address?

Re: Upgrading HostGator VPS to Dedicated Server with Magento ver. 1.9.2.1

If any of your computer, files or databases are linked directly to the IP address, you will need to update each of them if the IP address change.

It'll be much easier if they are linked to a domain/subdomain or hostname as you will only need to update the IP address once.

Your web developer or IT person should be able to know how your setup is done.
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Re: Upgrading HostGator VPS to Dedicated Server with Magento ver. 1.9.2.1

Thank you JLHC & regarding Magento, one of the reasons I need to upgrade the server is that the backend admin backup option times out as the server is too slow to handle the backup.

 

Is there an alternative to fully backing up Magento before the server upgrade?

 

I do have a full backup of the Virtuozzo Automation Container that holds Magento within it but I'm being extra cautious as I currently do not have direct Magento backups due to the server processing power.

Re: Upgrading HostGator VPS to Dedicated Server with Magento ver. 1.9.2.1

You should be able to just backup the files and database of your Magento store and they should contain everything you need.
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Re: Upgrading HostGator VPS to Dedicated Server with Magento ver. 1.9.2.1

In your experience with server migration with QuickBooks, WebGility, Magento, & HostGator (or another host), has your experience been without error?

Re: Upgrading HostGator VPS to Dedicated Server with Magento ver. 1.9.2.1

Every migration is different as each setup is different.

What you need to do is to have a plan in place and have the ability to roll back immediately if you face any issues that can't be fixed in a short period of time.

It's very important that you first make sure that there's nothing hardcoded to the old IP address before you start the migration or you may face issues that need to be fixed manually which can take time (time that you don't have after the migration).
James Lee | Moderator • Magento Master
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