Web Host Migration

Just some cryptic notes (Post-mortem) on migrating badpopcorn.com from one web host to another web host:

  • The Wordpress Backup and Restore procedures are simple and well documented. Took 5 minutes to do.
  • Wordpress database configuration was easy to change in wp-config.php.
  • rsyncing from one host to another made the file copying easy. Complementary to my regular backup procedures.
  • Testing the new host was easy by changing my local /etc/hosts file to temporarily use the new host's servers.
  • I was stupid to forget to test the email forwarding before changing the name servers. Failed to catch bouncing emails.