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  • [Forum] Changing Hosts from ********** to HostRocket due to slow loading or timeouts.

    ok, so im a new customer of vbulletin. I purchased the vb5 connect, but because i was testing the waters with **********, i realized they dont use the current version of php. so i downloaded the vb4.2 so it would work with the free **********. Now that i got most of the bugs worked out and the forum looking the way that would work for now i realized that 2 times out of 10 when i try to go to my forum it would not load or just take forever. So after doing some google research i've come to the conclusion that i have a poor/slow host (**********). I shouldnt complain but its free =) . now i would like to try HostRocket, they seemed to be reasonably priced at $5.99/mo. Would this be a difficult switch? Are there instructions somewhere on how to do this? You know, changing host's. I'm a total newbie so please be gentle. Thanks, Tony

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    I use Host Gator and am SO happy with them. I used to use Host Rocket and had a lot of uptime issues.

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      Instructions for moving servers are in the online manual here:


      http://www.vbulletin.com/docs/html/moving_servers (Choose 4.2.0 version of the manual from the drop down box)


      Note: The only reliable method of backing up and restoring a database is with shell access via telnet or ssh. This is because backing up with a PHP script like that in the Admin CP or phpMyAdmin can result in PHP timeouts errors and an incomplete backup file. Please see the instructions here:


      Backup:
      http://www.vbulletin.com/docs/html/m...nce_ssh_backup


      Restore:
      http://www.vbulletin.com/docs/html/m...ce_ssh_restore


      P.S. If you do not have telnet or SSH access, some people have reported success with these scripts:


      MySQLDumper:
      http://www.mysqldumper.de/en/index.php


      MySQLHotxcopy:
      http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showt...t=mysqlhotcopy


      Bigdump (restore only):
      http://www.ozerov.de/bigdump.php

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