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VPS1 Server move

If everything goes correctly, I will soon (in a few days) be moving the current VPS1 accounts to a dedicated server.

The new server is the same hardware/location as Server 4, but has cPanel. It has 32GB of RAM, a nice processor and a lot of (raid) disk space. Soon after the move I will increase the disk space and bandwidth quota of the accounts.

The server is already in use by a limited number of accounts of another free host that I recently bought to prevent it from being shutdown. Even together with those other accounts, the server should still be heavily underused (which I guess you won't mind).

I will update this post with more details about when exactly the move will take place.

This will be the details:

Please note that most users will not have to change anything. Only when you have a domain and you pointed it directly to the server ip address you will have to change it to the new ip address and this only after the server move (not now). If you only have a subdomain or pointed your domain(s) to our nameservers, you won't have to change anything at all.

If your account has been moved and you pointed your domain to the A record of our previous server/vps, please change it as fast as possible to our new server ip!

Current status: The accounts themselves are transferred. The dns settings should also be ok now and direct everyone to the new server. Unless you manually pointed your domain name to our old server/vps, in that case change it to Please everyone check if it is working fine!

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I guess my Website will probably be challenged as it works with FrontPage Extensions?

I probably should back it up and save it to my hard disk just in case?
deanhills on Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:22 pm
Thanks for the shout Bondings. If you could post here after you've made the move that would be well cool as I'll get the email to my mobile and and I can make a needed change...just so a website I haven't moved to my paid hosting yet won't be down for long.
Cheers again Smile
watersoul on Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:41 pm
@deanhills, I will try to keep Frontpage extensions working until we switch to incompatible software. I might not have mentioned it last time you asked about it, but I enabled it again on the server. If it's working fine, that I don't know.

But a backup is always a good thing to make.

@watersoul, I'll definitely post it here. However there should be no downtime or very few at the most.
Bondings on Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:58 pm
Aha! So that explains it. When I did the back-ups last night I noticed I could open up the Websites in MS Expression Web due to a miracle or something. So the miracle of course was Bondings. Needless to say I was enormously pleased. Thanks very much! Mission also accomplished. I did all of the back-ups to my hard-disk so am ready for any eventuality now.
deanhills on Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:08 pm
I might do it tomorrow (Sunday), if everything goes according to plan.
Bondings on Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:47 pm
I'm going to try to transfer the accounts.

If everything goes fine, it should be done in about 2 hours or a bit more. The accounts will get transferred one by one and once the transfer starts, the account is suspended on the old server. So there will only be some downtime of your account during the transfer (about a minute on average I would guess).
Bondings on Sun Aug 26, 2012 12:21 pm
I started the copying of the domains. It seems to be going fine, but it's transferring a lot slower than I expected.
Bondings on Sun Aug 26, 2012 12:37 pm
The transfer is now over 50% finished. There were some problems with the vps during the transfer, but it's fixed now.
Bondings on Sun Aug 26, 2012 2:45 pm
The move is (or should be) more or less finished now. In case you pointed your domain (A record) to our previous ip address, please change it to If you used our nameservers or only have a subdomain, you don't need to do anything.
Bondings on Sun Aug 26, 2012 4:25 pm
I've checked and my domain and Website load perfectly. The Website also opens perfectly in MS Expression Web. Thanks very much!
deanhills on Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:16 pm
I am little bit out of time but my site is working correct. Good work Bondings Very Happy

sonam on Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:36 am
oh ok
antho13005 on Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:07 pm
Marceloef on Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:52 pm
okk Good Work
looktrips on Mon Sep 03, 2012 1:04 am
Good to know that this went relatively smoothly, or at least it seems to have. Perhaps there may be a few bugs discovered in someone's site later, but it will most likely be a small matter not requiring much to get it fixed. Thanks for letting us know Bondings.
pauline123 on Tue Sep 04, 2012 5:53 pm
This is very exciting. I am not really sure why I have never heard of Frihost before!
dinner2go on Sat Sep 15, 2012 9:52 pm
I have honestly searched the internet for days, and this seems to be the best deal. I am wondering however what are the requirements that can be expected after one receives their hosting account?
dinner2go on Sat Sep 15, 2012 9:56 pm
Good job! Laughing
NgocHuyPAV on Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:17 am
hi, Bondings!

Nice to meet you! My real name is Lorenna, but please, call me Lora

so, did it go alright?
PrinceMatilda on Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:50 am
Woo! Great news! Good to see Server 1 getting some loving. Smile

Thanks again, Bondings! It's appreciated.
LostOverThere on Sun Sep 23, 2012 2:01 pm
Thanks for the updates Very Happy
alvarorojas4 on Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:55 am
That is nice!
But, are they working fine, because some ar some slaggy
patoram1 on Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:06 am
Hello all dear forum member i am rooz merry and i am new here. i hope i will find good friends on this forum.
roozmarry871 on Sat Oct 20, 2012 9:54 am
Hi Bondings, what is the update / status on this? thanks
johans on Fri Oct 26, 2012 1:16 am
Okay.. Just got it.
ojasmed on Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:19 pm
thanks for frihost it's great
edicalgerie on Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:02 am
good to know...
marqx on Sun Nov 18, 2012 3:22 am
it'ss geat
Dadjo on Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:01 pm
sorry i'm new here , but i whant to know , Why the server is moved ??
Shuayb on Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:48 pm
yes i agree
Ralistor on Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:40 am
Smile WOW now we can manage our website by cPanel.
inder1 on Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:52 am
WoW Tks
tutula1 on Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:59 am
youre the best
reg2009 on Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:55 pm
We will be waiting FOr it Razz
xThe-Gamex on Tue May 14, 2013 8:38 pm
borkensyntax on Sun Oct 27, 2013 3:49 am
WoW Tks man Razz
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