Migration, keep IP address?

Discussion in 'Linux VPS/Dedicated - cPanel' started by Charlie Heath, Dec 23, 2015.

  1. Charlie Heath

    Charlie Heath New Member

    Is it possible to do a VPS migration and keep the existing Knownhost VPS IP address? If so, does the migration have to replace the existing VPS when deployed, or can it be switched over after deployment and testing?

    Thanks. I don't have access to all client's DNS without major planning and coordination.

  2. KH-Jonathan

    KH-Jonathan Director of Managed Services Staff Member

    Unfortunately it's not possible to keep IPs during a VPS migration/OS upgrade unless it's an in-place re-provisioning which means all data on the VPS is destroyed.

    We cannot post-migration swap IPs either.

    So long as all domains point to a common set of nameservers that you can control all you have to do is update the IPs associated with these nameservers and not anything on all of the domains.
  3. Charlie Heath

    Charlie Heath New Member

    Thanks for the reply.

    Can Knownhost support perform package updates to bring Mysql and PHP up to date on a seasoned CentOS 6 CPanel, and bring other packages up to date?
  4. adev

    adev Member

    quick addon question, if I may. If migrating to antother KH VPS, is it possible to bring the same additional IPs along, even though the two dedicated IPs that came with the VPS cannot?
  5. Roadwarrior

    Roadwarrior New Member

    So migrating from vps to dedicated I also lose my IP's?
  6. Dave G

    Dave G Member

    I am also interested in the Additional IP question?

  7. KH-DanielP

    KH-DanielP KH-COO Staff Member

    That is correct, the IP space is not portable between the VPS systems and dedicated servers.
  8. KH-DanielP

    KH-DanielP KH-COO Staff Member

    I'm afraid our system isn't that flexible to allow us to move specific IP addresses between VPS's. Each IP that is assigned is restricted to that single VPS so it's not possible to move between them.
  9. Dave G

    Dave G Member

    So, and pardon my dumb question, how do I bring over/move my sites with secure cert's?

  10. KH-Paul

    KH-Paul CTO Staff Member

    SSL certificates are not tied up to the IP. They're issued for the domain name, not IP.
  11. adev

    adev Member

    Ok thanks for the info. Lso basically a new server means all new IPs, even in the same data centre.
  12. KH-FreddieA

    KH-FreddieA Technical Support Operator Staff Member

    Yes, this is correct. Before the transfer, you might want to lower the TTL values on your DNS records to facilitate a faster DNS propagation.
    adev likes this.

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