I had to transfer 2 WordPress blogs to another hosting provider last night, as the free one is going to expire today. It should be as easy as:
- Transfer the files
- Transfer the database
- Change DNS servers in registry to the new DNS servers
- Configure the new hosting location
In a few hours after the DNS propagation is finished I should be able to point to the new site. If not, I should be able to use the host file /etc/hosts to point to the new server and make sure it works well.
I’ve had the trouble with Maxis transparent proxy before when it was blurting out random errors to random sites.
Today, even when OpenDNS is already updated with the new IP (DNS propagation has finished), the transparent proxy is still outdated and points to the old server.
I am sure if I call Maxis or even use its MaxisListens Twitter account, they will not even understand the concept of DNS.
The thing with transparent proxy is, as long as it’s HTTP traffic it will be going through it (not HTTPS), and it does not matter if I use a host file.
Oh well. I guess I can’t test this quickly right now except by using an anonymous proxy or connecting to an external VPN. Who appreciates time these days?
BTW, making modifications in domainregistry.my was very fun and it took me more than 30 minutes to modify one domain.