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Hello all,

I currently have my website on a shared hosting service, I need my website moved to a vps I own.

What I need

move website from cpanel, shared host, to a plesk vps

that means all files members posts and topics aswell the domain name,

I will pay for time and trouble ofcourse,

PM or reply here,

EDIT:it seems I need to wait for a week to fully activate my account, so Ignore for now, I will bump this up when its activated.

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Advice:

1. don't use plesk. >.>

2. A VPS company that takes a week to activate (unless it's b/c they think you're high potential for fraud/abuse) is probably a bad one. Most companies have automated processes for VPS deployment and need no more than 5 minutes.

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Happy to set up your VPS, recommended by others here on IPB as well, Set up one for RobVol the other week.

Also a company taking a week to setup a VPS is a little fishy, they should almost be automated, or atleast the account and the software should be ready for deployment, as with many of ours.

Thanks,

Kyle

EDIT: +1 against plesk, your downgrading in my opinion if your going from cPanel to Plesk, id personally keep with cPanel if you can.

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+1 VPS setup should be instant and then all you need is a few tweaks

CPanel is a lot better than plesk in my opion as per above

If you have Cpanel on the old server and CPanel on the new server you should just be able to do a cpanel backup and scp your backup across and restore the backup in WHM (in simple terms....)

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ok guys thank you for the advice, Im allowed to post the company here? its a German with a sister company in UK, I read good reviews for that, and they have the first month free.

I had the impression that plesk was consider better than cpanel, personally I prefer Cpanel as Im used to it.

Can you suggest me a good company in Europe for VPS I could use without a 6-10 days waiting time ?

edit I have found a host lusovps

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Here are steps to do all yourself:

1. No cpanel or plesk if you are planning to run just websites.
2. Take u files back up.
3. Take u DB back up.
4. Now on new server install apache,ngnix, etc whatever webserver u want.
5. Install MySQL and php5.
6. Upload u files and DB from u backup.
7. U are good to go.

If you don't know how to do that drop me a PM and I can help you out for "free" because I don't think it takes much time to install apache, mysql and php5. VPS are sometimes oversold so find good company and go for it.



What are the costs and benefits of using a VPS? Right now I pay $60 for hosting. I have about 1700 members, 4.6 million posts, and moderate traffic

For that much price you can get dedicated server.

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ok cool i have sent you a pm for some small details, I noticed some providers offer the server with the OS and LUMP which LUMP if I understand correctly is Apache, php, MySQL and phpMyAdmin already installed.

I have the backup, I assume thats the one from the cpanel ? which is compressed, do I just upload it and it works ?

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@CHRISTOPHER BAILEY

a VPS is a in-expensive way of running a website on a more dedicated server. Most hosting is shared, meaning your threshold ratio is a lot higher, normally in 250+ other people on the same server and with a VPS your looking at 10-50 people on the same Server (depending on server configuration) also with VPS you normally have with most hosts, the ability to have automatic fail-over with Cloud support, allow your server to boot back-up somewhere else in the data center with minimal downtime, if your server was to ever drop.

With a Dedicated Server, if anything breaks or failures, hardware wise, it can take most companies around 30mins to replace the broken hard-ware if not it can be up to even 2hours or even 24hours in very bad companies, but then you have a full server to yourself, which is the best part of the dedicated server as you get all the resources and bandwidth, with no other users using it.

@AlexJ - You are assuming he knows Linux, its not that easy to install all that you have mentioned correctly, you can install it by default methods, e.g. using YUM to install it all, but at the same time that leaves all the defaults in place, meaning its not optimized or PHP is not Hardened and PHP.ini is not setup correctly, also he would need to setup IP.Tables for his firewall, as your method has also missed. Its not as simple as just saying install and leaving it, it leaves to many security holes and this is why i say to alot of people that buy VPS, to understand what they are doing and the extra steps you have to take, as alot of people forget shared hosting is already strengthened by the hosting provider, where as Dedi and VPS are not, its down to the user.

@r3nos - I would believe you mean LAMP, you will need to know basic Linux or Windows Server setup if you go for a VPS (unless you have someone set it up) as the LAMP is installed with default configurations, meaning there will be numerous changes to secure it and also increase optimisation.

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Google is our friend. We don't need to harden php much when it comes with suhosin. For Apache not much securing is needed if you are only running it for your own purpose. After stock installation one can always search Google for jail environment for Apache.

MySQL doesn't need securing much if you delete test DB, block outside access and only accept incoming connections. Since with basic set up we are not using FTP, we don't have to worry for that either.

Once basic install is done optimizing can be done through asking on forums, Google, etc.

Nothing is hard to begin with but we have to start at some point and using cpanel for just hosting website/forums for yourself on VPS is just adding bloatware on it.

If someone is installing ngnix as beginners then it's all together different story but their is also tutorial for it on IPB forums.

Just secure SSH, create strong passwords and we are good to go. Even MySQL comes with local host listening as default, I believe.

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@r3nos

Per the IPB forum rules, we cannot specifically give you recommendations for hosting as it's a conflict of interest for IPB. (IPB has hosting option too)

But, we can recommend you that you look at forums like webhostingtalk.com (biggest web hosting forum) or some place like serverbear.com to give a grasp if you want to go by benchmark scores. Though... learning to understand benchmark scores is another issue...

But I can recommend you what kind of VPSes are good. :tongue:

SSD VPSes are very good for forum purposes. :D

And you should get at least 512MB ram if you're getting cPanel. Otherwise, cpanel doesn't fit.

Rest honestly doesn't matter much unless you think you're going to use a crap ton of bandwidth (unlikely).

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A custom LAMP stack isn't something I'd recommend for someone just starting out. They should learn things slowly if they wanted to and start when they're very comfortable with it. There are very many ways to screw up. And there are countless hackers (automated ones at that...) trying to break into every server on earth.

Following instructions on ones found on Google as a beginner for a production isn't a recommended option either. It is certainly a good start for learning, but blindly following a bad or poor set of instruction would get you nothing but a botched up configuration or failing to run properly. You need enough experience to at least distinguish the good guide from the bad guide. For example, I just searched "LAMP tutorial" on google and the first result, albeit relevant, is extremely outdated and shouldn't be followed. The second result, used a non min version of centos -- which never comes with a VPS. Third result, outdated again. 4th result, way too simple and doesn't cover any configuration. 5th result, ditto.

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ok guys thank you for the advice, Im allowed to post the company here? its a German with a sister company in UK, I read good reviews for that, and they have the first month free.

I had the impression that plesk was consider better than cpanel, personally I prefer Cpanel as Im used to it.

Can you suggest me a good company in Europe for VPS I could use without a 6-10 days waiting time ?

edit I have found a host lusovps

Send me a PM with what your traffic / members / bandwidth etc etc

I own Dedicated and run VPS's and do hosting with my own equipment and have decent server admins if you need fully administered support - I am not large - very little but care

Reason i do this now is after years of paying for shared or reseller and getting carp support and service i decided it would be better if i did it myself and then id only have myself to blame, so far i haven't had an argument with myself, and everything is going very well.....

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Per the IPB forum rules, we cannot specifically give you recommendations for hosting as it's a conflict of interest for IPB. (IPB has hosting option too)

you can for dedicated servers. somehwere here is post where I ask if we can discuss dedicated since IP does not offer that.

and of course I cannot just search and find the post now.

spring of 2012 iirc was timeframe.

edit: found it,

http://community.invisionpower.com/topic/367027-suggestion-please-allow-us-a-place-to-discuss-vps-and-dedicated-hosts/

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