Tagged: Dreamhost

Okay so I’m not entirely sure that I did this correctly so for now I’m keeping my fingers crossed.  If I did everything correctly I signed up for new hosting at Dreamhost (2 year package for $214.80 – $8.95/mo) and I created and them imported the old database and then I uploaded the old files.

I didn’t upload our old forum so that link in the last post won’t work anymore.  I was trying to figure out what the actual IP address was for our site to see if we could get to it that way but I can’t figure it out.  Perhaps someone with more knowledge of these things can figure it out.  If so then I’ll hold off on canceling our old hosting so we can get to the old forum and grab some of the old posts.  If not, then we’re old postless for now and we’ll just have to forge ahead and create new information and posts here.

While I think the site is resolving to the new host (I updated the DNS settings on our domain about an hour ago), I can’t be certain. When I ping pregamelobby.com I am still getting a reply from Site5 so this one is up in the air for right now.  BUT, shortly after I changed the DNS servers I was able to access the new site on the new host and I’m pretty sure we’re on the new host now.

Anyway, I’m pretty excited I didn’t screw anything up too badly (other than perhaps not giving you all enough time to grab old posts from the old forum – SORRY!) and that we’re back up and running on a new host without too much difficulty.  In fact, I’m pretty proud of myself considering I really have no idea what I’m doing! haha!

Oh yeah, one other thing. When we switched to the new host we lost all of our old PGL email accounts. If you had one, email me at my gmail account (yes, it is peench), and let me know what the settings were and I’ll re-create it. Thanks!

Alright, enough rambling from me for now.  Start poking around and let me know if anything seems broken so I can try to fix it.  If all is good then we’ll forge ahead with our new host Dreamhost and leave Site 5 behind us!

I have updated our trouble ticket with our host 3 times now asking for an update and have received absolutely no response.  I had asked that they respond with an update by this morning and that they move our host by today.  My last update asked them if I should assume by their lack of response that they are not interested in keeping us as a customer.  If they don’t move our site by today then tomorrow I’m signing up for another host and will have to move the site to someone else.

I have a couple of other sites hosted with Dreamhost and they have a shared host plan that would cost us $108/year.  Since I already know how they work they would be the easiest to switch to.  I’d shut the site down here, back it up and then try to put it back up over there.  If that doesn’t work we can always start over since we don’t have much of substance here yet.

Thanks for your patience everyone!