MIGRATING A WEBSITE

 In Migration, Webmaster

There are a few things to keep in mind when migrating a website.

 

1. base level server modifications – php.ini/modrewrite/.htaccess these all change based on your hosting provider (IE php upload time/php memory limit etc)

2. If you are running a content management system like drupal or wordpress do a Database backup through a sql tool like php myadmin, alot of cms backup tools have issues – missing tables, indexes and issues with primary keys

3. Folder permissions from old server to new server.

4. absolute linked files vs relative (important if you are moving to a new domain)

5. payload and traffic – alot of shared hosts have a very minimal capacity with burst traffic – 10,000-20,000 an hour generally will crash a co-host,  with most hosts such as bluehost, hostgator you will get your site shut off to prevent the rest of the clients on the same server from crashing.

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