Migration and Propagation Business

The overly dramatic process of transferring our Online Empire to a new server and then back again manifests several valuable lessons. Please look back your note and observe the following suggestions during any future server migration and/or domain propagation events…

Server Migration

  • Backup everything and take thorough notes throughout the migration process.
  • Always take plenty of time to research the new host before signing up.
  • Contact the prospective host before signup. Ask questions. Submit tickets. Send emails.
  • Check the speed of the new host before signup.
  • Once setup on new server, spend time, investigate all options, check things out.
  • Do not spend too much time working on sites on the new server until you are 100% satisfied.
  • Do not cancel service with your previous host until you are 100% satisfied with the new host.

Domain Propagation

  • Update the DNS for each of your domains.
  • When switching servers, do not cancel the old account until after the migration.
  • Create accounts for all domains on the new server and transfer files, database, etc.
  • Check DNS propagation (usually takes 1–72 hours).

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