A few migration questions

Isia

New Member
Hello KH Support,

I am considering migrating my VPS from Network Solutions to Known Host. A couple of questions:
  1. SSD-1 vs VPS-2: I'm thinking about getting the SSD-1 VPS + Plesk Panel. My current VPS runs on Linux 2.6.9 / Plesk 9.5.4 (1024 RAM, 10GB disk space). Do you see any issues with migrating from that configuration to Known Host SSD-1? Any reason I should ask for a VPS-2 instead?
  2. Downtime: What is the expected downtime during the migration, and can KH handle the migration for me? I have total 6 sites, including one Drupal site (registration, publishing etc.) and one phpBB forum, not huge but growing. I don't mind suspending them for a few hours during the migration but would like to know how much time is required for the migration to be completed.
  3. PHP Upgrade: My VPS runs outdated PHP 5.1.6, and I'd like to upgrade to PHP 5.3.10 with PDO extension. Can I request that after the migration?
Thanks.
 

KH-Jonathan

Director of Managed Services
Staff member
Thanks for your interest in KnownHost :)

1. The only reason to go for the VPS-2 here is if you need the extra disk space it providers. Otherwise SSD-1 all the way :)
I'd highly highly highly advise you to go with cPanel instead of Plesk. It may have a slight learning curve since you're coming from Plesk, but I can assure you that you'll be much happier in the end.

2. "a few hours" as you mention should be all that's required :)

3. Sure can! I'd recommend going ahead and going to 5.4 as 5.3 just went EOL a few weeks ago.

If you've got any more questions, bring em on ;)
 

Isia

New Member
Hi Jonathan,
Thanks for getting back to me so quickly, all sounds great. Here is a follow-up question though: you suggested selecting cPanel instead of Plesk - I am definitely open to that but since my current VPS is on Plesk, can KH still handle the migration for me if the control panel does not match?

Thanks.
 

KH-Jonathan

Director of Managed Services
Staff member
We sure can. Though we've not really announced it publicly, we've recently started supporting migrations from Plesk -> cPanel.
 

Isia

New Member
FYI, my VPS was migrated over to KH last night - everything went off without a hitch, super fast and supper efficient. Thank you :)
 
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