All Ready to Change Servers

I’ve set up my websites on the new server, and I’ve requested the nameservers be changed on my current host. That means the changeover to Liquid Web is out of my hands now.

First of all, I have no idea when Bluehost will respond to my support ticket and change the nameservers. Normally you can do this yourself, but I need an “A” record set up for my own personal nameservers. Maybe they can do it within hours, maybe days. Second, it could take a further 72 hours before the domain names propagate across the internet, and then after that, I still have a lot of bug fixing to do which can’t be done until the domain names are pointing at the new IP address.

Other problems include database overlap, especially for JapanSoc. I really don’t want to shut the site down until the move is complete, but by leaving it running, it will become out of sync with the new database.

In other words, this whole changeover will be unpredictable and messy. Yay! 😛

I’m closing the comments on all my blogs, and will put a notice on JapanSoc, requesting members hold off on submissions, comments and votes until this is all completed. Thanks for your patience.

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