Testing out VPS SSD-1 Package

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Chimpie, May 22, 2014.

  1. Chimpie

    Chimpie Member

    Hey guys,

    Some of you may recognize the screenname and avatar from another host. While my server and site have been very stable I'm testing out KnownHost just in case. It's better to be proactive than reactive. It's the responsible thing to do.

    I will be posting my experiences here as I know others are looking to change as well.

    Chimpie
     
  2. phpAddict

    phpAddict Active Member

    Hello Chimpie! I'm new here too, came from HG due to so much down time, and so far I'm very pleased. Did you come from another EIG company too?
     
  3. Chimpie

    Chimpie Member

    Yeah, I'm currently with HG... have been for seven years now. I'm testing out KnownHost for two reasons: 1) to be proactive in case I start having problems with my server/sitest; 2) to test out a VPS server.

    Edit: Made my purchase at 3:08, purchased approved at 3:19, now I'm just waiting to have the VPS set up.

    Once that is complete I will have KH migrate all my sites over, and when that's done and tested, I will be slowly changing my DNS settings and complete further testing.
     
  4. phpAddict

    phpAddict Active Member

    I had a dedi with HG for over 10 years. I started my web development services using HG. It's like going through a divorce. But ever since EIG came on board it really hasn't been the same. I should have moved long ago. Very happy with the move so far. I've yet to cancel my HG account but will likely be doing so before the weeks is through. Glad they gave me 1 month credit, I used that credit to go towards setting up my KH server, lol!
     
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  5. Chimpie

    Chimpie Member

    I don't want this to thread to become a 'hate on HG' thread. I really want it to be about sharing my experiences with KH.

    If you want to create a general thread about 'experiences with changing hosts' I'll be more than happy to add it.
     
  6. phpAddict

    phpAddict Active Member

    Oh' very sorry about that. I get on HG rants easily lately. Please share, I'm interested to know your experiences as well.
     
  7. Dave G

    Dave G Member

    Hi Chimpie
    Glade to see you here I thinking once you change your DNS settings you will make this your new home.
     
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  8. KH-Jonathan

    KH-Jonathan Director of Managed Services Staff Member

    @Chimpie welcome to KnownHost! I can assure you that you'll like it here :D
     
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  9. Chimpie

    Chimpie Member

    Thanks @KH-Jonathan .

    Support is currently migrating my sites from my old host to KH. Only a small hiccup so far as my old host was running an outdated version of php. Hopefully the new version that KH uses won't have any harmful effect on my sites.
     
  10. Chimpie

    Chimpie Member

    While it's only been 90 minutes, the wait is killing me. I'm too anxious to start playing around with my new VPS!

    So far I'm impressed with KH support. Very quick replies.
     
  11. Dave G

    Dave G Member

    If you dont mind but I told you so...;)
     
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  12. Dan

    Dan Moderator

    Welcome to KH Chimpie! Hope you decide to stick around ;)
     
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  13. Chimpie

    Chimpie Member

    If all goes well I will. For some reason the databases didn't move over during the migration process. I'm hoping this was just an error or it's still being worked on.
     
  14. Chimpie

    Chimpie Member

    Just a quick update: My VPS is all set up, changed my name servers, and all of my sites appear to be loading from the new server.

    Overall it was a fairly pleasant experience.

    Now it's time to learn what all I can and have to do with a VPS.
     
  15. Chimpie

    Chimpie Member

    It's been about 48 hours since I changed my nameservers, and I have to say that my sites are loading about twice as fast as when I was with HostGator.

    The learning curve going forward (for me) is learning VPS and all things I need to do to maintain it.
     
  16. Dave G

    Dave G Member

    Welcome to KH I knew you would like it.

    Feel free to ask your questions about WHM/cPanel all will try to help.

    As I like to recommend to all new VPS owners you may want to look at ConfigServer Services "cPanel Service Package
    and or MailScanner" http://www.configserver.com/cp/cpanel.html to me it's well worth the $150.00US

    IMHO it can make your life easier and further secure your VPS and as a FIY I gain nothing from recommending CS.
     
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  17. Chimpie

    Chimpie Member

    Thanks for the recommendation.
     
  18. Chimpie

    Chimpie Member

    Ten days in and I'm happy.
     

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