I have a reseller account and 8 Domains. Each Dom is registered, unfortunately in a variety of places - something I know I'll have to deal with. Some use PHP, some CGI (needing edits of course) but mybig concern is all the PHP MySQls that need transferring.
I've done them in the past but my basic was just to restart them -new DBs and all. I can't do that this time. I need to seemlesly transfer all the DBs - is this a big problem? There are about 20 DBs, some DOMs of course have more than one.
Can these be easily backed up and just re-installed on a new reseller host?
I'll admit when I don't know what I'm doing - that is why I'll deny ever having done it.
If you use cPanel, just contact the host and they should be able to give you a hand.
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Moving DB sites really isnt that complicated - even if you want minimal or zero downtime:
1) using phpmyadmin - export the DB
2) in your new account, using phpmyadmin - import the DB
3) from your original host, change the config file of the application to utilize the DB on the new host (use the appropriate mysql server name of the new host as well as the new DB UN & PW if it had changed) - all visitors will now be viewing the files on your old host, but, updating DB records on the new host)
4) Migrate http data to the new host
5) change config files on the new host to match DB details for the new host
6) change DNS
btw don't use websitemovers.com. I hired them last year to move a site for my client and it was a total nightmare. I ended up fighting the charge on my credit card. The main guy there is nice and knowledgable..but he seems in over his head business-wise.
When moveing you should tell the new hosting company and they will do it for you, thats what i did and it all went fine.
Not all hosts agree to do move sites for the customer. (But they will help to move a large database that the customer can't move himself.) It's more often that not a matter of policy, some hosts emphasizing the ease of switching over to them, while others trying not to get into tough spots when one script/site refuses to work properly on the new server for one reason or another and having to spend hours to solve the problem.