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Website Move

Sorry if this is not the right place in advance...

 

The company I work for is wanting to move to a new hosting provider. We currently have enough experience in house where we do not need the company that's currently managing our eCommerce site. The staff loves Magento and we deffinately gonna stay with them. My question is;

 

Can someone give me a quick run down on what we need to do to get this accomplished and what is the best route to get this task completed quickly and smoothly?

 

Quick Notes:

- Picking the right hosting provider thats affilaited with Magento

- Will that Hosting provider help us with the move or can Magento help us with this if we were to sign up for the Enterprise package

 

Any direction would be much appreciated!

 

Thanks

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Re: Website Move

Hi @condairy79 ,

 

Can you first clarify following points as your question is confusing.

1) Do you want to move the Magento installation from current hosting provider to another hosting provider?

2) What do you mean by " The staff loves Magento and we deffinately gonna stay with them". Are you migrating to new ecommerce platform?

 

Thanks

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Re: Website Move

Hi @condairy79,

 

Use Magento partners. These hosts have a commitment to Magento (they pay to be partners) and tend to have some expertise.

http://partners.magento.com/partner_locator/search.aspx?l=All&r=All&t=HostingPartners&p=0

 

If you are not sure which one to choose, I recommend any of these:
https://www.nexcess.net/magento/hosting

http://www.rackspace.com/ecommerce-hosting/magento/

http://www.zerolag.com/magento-hosting/

http://www.peer1.com/hosting/magento-hosting

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Re: Website Move

1) Do you want to move the Magento installation from current hosting provider to another hosting provider?

That is correct. We would like to move to another hosting provider.

 

2) What do you mean by " The staff loves Magento and we deffinately gonna stay with them". Are you migrating to new ecommerce platform?

We are not migrating to a different ecommerce platform. We are staying with Magento.

Re: Website Move

@condairy79

1)You can select Magento partner hosting providers for optimal performance and PCI compliance.

 

2) They can provide you paid support to move your site from current hosting to their hosting environment.

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Re: Website Move

Most, if not all hosting provider will be able to help you move over your website (some will charge for it while others may do it for free). 

 

If you want to perform the move yourself, it should be pretty simple as well:-

  1. Take a backup or compress your files and do a MySQL dump of the database.
  2. Place your store in the old server into maintenance mode. 
  3. Copy the backup or compressed file and the database dump to the new server. 
  4. Extract the backup or compressed file and import the database dump into a new database in the new server.
  5. Update the app/etc/local.xml file to reflect the new database name, username and password. 
  6. Clear your Magento cache and sessions under var/caches and var/sessions
  7. Disable maintenance mode in the new server while keeping maintenance mode enabled in the old server. 
  8. Point the domain name to the new server. 
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Re: Website Move

Never choose a hosting because "it is specifically for magento", check your budget and server specs first.

when we move customers to new servers they have only one reason, and the complaint - the old server was a complete **bleep** and they spend a lot of money for support and management.

 

you need to make sure DNS TTL is low. like 300 or 600 sec.

dont bother with archiving and backups, you just moving files directly to your new location with "rsync" + compression

it takes about 5 to 15 minutes, depends on your connection speed between servers.

 

on your new server something like:

 

cd /path/to/magento/
rsync -avz --exclude "var/" --exclude "includes/" --exclude "media/catalog/product/cache/" root@1.2.3.4:/path/to/magento/  .

1.2.3.4 old server ip.

 

dump your database:

mysqldump --single-transaction --routines --triggers --events magentodb | gzip > magentodb.sql.gz

when you rsync your db to your new server, you can import it directly:

zcat magentodb.sql.gz | mysql -f magentodb
mysql_upgrade -f
php /path/to/magento/shell/indexer.php --reindexall

switch new ip address in DNS, and get some beer.

 

 

 

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Re: Website Move

Hi

 

There are many ways to achive that. But if you have the new histing with WHM than you will have the transfer tool in whm which will transfer site very easily. you can find more information https://documentation.cpanel.net/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=1507796

 

Regards,
Opal Infotech,
Skype : professionalseo
www.webmasterindia.com

Re: Website Move

Sorry for the delay guys. Thanks for all the very helpful tips. I could very well save our company money and do this transfer on my own with the visual help you guys provided. I have done a couple transfers in my time, but it was to my sites, not company. but it appears this could be fairly simple.

 

Ill be sure to provide an update

Re: Website Move

After doing some careful research, I think I will be using Nexcess as our Magento hosting solution. I thought about Rackspace, but the additional features and some other things I came across, I think this is the best fit for us now.

 

Can I get some feedback on Nexcess? I would really appreciate it!