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Changing hosts from Yahoo to GoDaddy


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OK, I'm a total novice, but in light of the problems I'v been having:

 

http://www.oscommerce.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=309313

 

I've decided to change to godaddy for my hosting. I've also been told yahoo is not a good host for osc. Aside from what is going on now, my php pages are occasionally slow, so I want to see if a change of hosts will help. I see they have this trasnfer tool, but is there anything else I need to do? Will my database and everything transfer over? Thanks!

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I'm not familiar with their transfer tool but it is unlikely to set up the files correctly. In the least, you will need to edit your includes/configure.php and admin/includes/configure.php files.

 

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Download everything from your current host, including making a backup of databases

Upload everything to your new site. Most hosts allow you to upload via the IP address before you change your DNS. If you don't want downtime, try to get this done before you old hosting is gone and your DNS is changed.

After you re-setup your databases, you need to change the files that point to it. In many PHP scripts this is all held in a configuration file, often called config.php

Once everything is uploaded and setup, it is time to change your DNS. This can take up to three days to take effect. Often times over the next couple days it will seem to switch on and off the new hosting, before finally settling there for good.

Test everything on your site. Occasionally you will have issues if the new host has a different version of PHP or MySQL than your old host. If this is the case you may have to alter your code slightly, but usually you should experience no problems.

Cancel your old hosting, you are officially moved

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OK, I'm a total novice, but in light of the problems I'v been having:

 

http://www.oscommerce.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=309313

 

I've decided to change to godaddy for my hosting. I've also been told yahoo is not a good host for osc. Aside from what is going on now, my php pages are occasionally slow, so I want to see if a change of hosts will help. I see they have this trasnfer tool, but is there anything else I need to do? Will my database and everything transfer over? Thanks!

 

Hey Lyndsie,

 

I am just curious why you picked GoDaddy for your host?

 

I mean, going from Yahoo to GoDaddy is like jumping from the boiling tea pot to the perking coffee pot. Personally I think there are better alternatives. But I don't know what exactly you are looking for and what the selling feature GoDaddy had that sold you.

 

To me this sounds like a better deal:

 

  • UNLIMITED Hosting Space (NEW!)
  • UNLIMITED File Transfer (NEW!)
  • Host UNLIMITED Domains!!!
  • 2,500 POP/Imap Email Accounts
  • SSH (Secure Shell), SSL, FTP, Stats
  • CGI, Ruby (RoR), Perl, PHP, MySQL
  • 2000/2002 Front Page Extensions
  • Free Domain Forever!
  • Free Site Builder (NEW)
  • 24/7 Superb/Responsive Toll Free Sales/Support
  • Plus more...
  • $6.95 a month

Sorry but I just really like my hosting company. Support has always been great and times they fix things that I mess up. :rolleyes:

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