Having successfully moved the entire CogDogBlog site— Lock Stock, And Kibble– to a new home at DreamHost, I started to look at my other online satellites. Since sometime back in say, 1997, I hoisted a personal domain I used for my now retired web consulting business, and also used for personal email and blogging.
But wait a minute, my new DreamHost package at only $8 a month included hosting of multiple domains, a humongous amount of disk space (the whole CDB empire is maybe 300 Mb and I got 200 Gb to start with), it made alot of sense to dump my old host which was abut $20/month.
So it took maybe 2 hours this morning to ftp the 600 Mb of old content over, almost no time to export MySQl databases and to re-import them at the new site, but what really blew me away was when I changed my domain registrar to the new nameserver at DreamHost – it was already available in like 15 minutes! Wow, that DNS change just scooted across the net. Another 5 minutes, I had set up the 6 email accounts. It was a good thing to have done this without interrupting anyone’s email accounts (I hope there is no lag or lost mail).
But wait, there were more savings. For some inexplicable, lazy reason, I had left the old domain registered at Network Solutions (when I first got it, they were the only registrar around!), and they charge an paw and a leg compared to others. Heck, with my new Dreamhost, I get a free registered domain with privacy options, so kaching! I am moving that over as well.
I am very much liking DreamHost’s tools and service!
The post "Domain Shuffle" was originally pulled charred and crispy from a smoky charred oven at CogDogBlog (http://cogdogblog.com/2006/12/domain/) on December 18, 2006.