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How To Move Your Website To Another Server

I’ve been busy moving my sites to a new server for the last couple of weekends. It was a lot of work and wasn’t easy — especially since I’m not a Linux or Apache guru. If you have to move your site to new server, the easiest way to do it is to put in a ticket to your new web hosting company. That will save you a lot of trouble. However, you do have to freeze the content and disable the comments during the move. According to my webhosting company, that could take up to 72 hours or more (depends on the requests queue). Disabling commentings on my busy giveaway blog for three days wasn’t going to work for me so I decided to move my sites by myself. This post is about how I moved my sites over to a new server. Most of you probably don’t care, but one of these days, you might need to move your blog to another web hosting company and this info will be handy. BTW, my experience is based on dedicated servers hosted at HostGator.

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