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  • How difficult is it to move away from godaddy shared hosting?

    I'm brand spanking new to this. Just bought my vb4 license yesterday. I have an existing G4H Deluxe hosting account with Godaddy (fancy name for their crappy "grid" hosting). I KNOW this is not going to work long term. I just figured since I already have it, maybe I can get away with it for a little while and I'll switch when it becomes a problem. When the time comes to move I'll most likely go to urljet or servint.

    My concern is this. As some of you may know, Godaddy doesn't provide a normal cPanel. They do however let you do backups of your mysql db. It just pops into a directory on the server that you can access via ftp.

    Is this backup file along with all the other files you can access with them via ftp sufficient to move a functioning site?

    I just don't want to get everything configured the way I want it and get a handful of regular members then basically start all over again or end up doing a mountain of work when it comes time to move.

    Thanks for any insight!

  • #2
    Yes it is. Database Backup + Files = Your site As long as you can get the database backed up to your directory(phpMyAdmin not the right tool for bigger database backups/restore), moving is not hard.
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    • #3
      Databases are limited to 1GB at godaddy so size won't be a problem. You have two options for managing them. PHPMyAdmin is one but to make a backup it's easier to just use the godaddy web interface.



      • #4
        Dumper script can be used. And better idea is to hire professional to do move.
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        • #5
          It is not to bad to move from their services. Like the others said files and database and recreate your email accounts and you should be good to go.
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          • #6
            Very easy! Have moved from Godday over to VPS for two of my forums! I used MySQLDumper for the moves (backup at Godaddy and then restore at the new host) and of course I also use MySQLDumper for regular backups of my forum DBs.



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