Changing Web Hosts

So after finally deciding that I am going to bring all my sites under one roof (see Hosting: Dragging Down Profits so Consolidating), I went on a hunt to find the best web hosting I could under the needs I had listed, and after asking a bunch of people, doing some research on a variety of sites, and searching on Google, I have found the web host I am going to go with at this time: WiredTree.

I will be using their $49 per month Managed VPS account, which will provide me with the following:

  • Intel Dual Xeon Clovertown (8 CPUS)
  • 256MB Guaranteed RAM
  • 1024MB Burstable RAM
  • 300GB Bandwidth
  • 30GB RAID-10 Disk Space
  • Fully Managed!
  • ServerShield Server Hardening
  • 24/7/365 Phone and Help Desk Support
  • Proactive Updates and Monitoring
  • 4 IPs
  • cPanel / WHM
  • Fantastico
  • Virtuozzo Power Panel
  • Nightly Backups

I am pretty impressed with it so far, but I haven’t done the hard part: moving the sites. I have played around with things on the server, and started uploading files. This blog will be the test site, and if moving this site goes smoothly, I will begin moving all of the rest of my sites over. This also means if you notice something weird over the next week, it is most likely from the server move, but please, let me know as I might have missed something or messed something up and not yet noticed it.