Testing

There are at least three ways to do anything on a server, and testing is no different; there are four methods I can think of off the cuff to test migrated websites. And I only…

Post Migration

Your final sync has been finished, DNS has been updated, and you are live and kicking on your new server. Congratulations! But you aren’t done! There’s a host (pun intended) of important considerations for your…

Environment Checking

Before your migration, you (ideally) made a plan as to what your site’s requirements are, what software you are running, and if there are any extra programs or settings that your sites depend on. But…

Copying Files

My favorite saying is that in computers, there’s at least three ways to do anything, and I’ve found that to be true nearly all the time. Sometimes, those three ways of doing something are even…

Advanced Database Syncing

Are you the 1%? That is, does mysqldump¬† just not cut it for your database? Maybe you have a million transactions an hour, or a 200GB database. Or a 200GB table. Well, no matter which…

Syncing Databases

Databases are regularly the toughest things for me and clients to deal with. Possibly because I’m not a DBA and I cant write a CREATE TABLE if I had a gun to my head, but…

TTLs

Great. A three letter acronym. You might say, “I’m inundated with acronyms. Why should I care about this one?” One word:¬†propagation. DNS propagation is the enemy when changing IP addresses during a migration. This is…