For those techy based, which I guess is most of us :lol:
Nameservers are set for the domain to be the dedicated hosting box we have been running on for ages. That box is where requests will come to, and I can control the cname records on there to point to the IP address of the new server, which forces a pretty much instant DNS change. Once that is done and confirmed it all works, I’ll move the nameservers to the new VPS server, using a DNS glue record for the ns records this time.
I’ve already done this with three other domains that were on the dedicated box, no downtime at all with those as they were fixed content. The downtime this time will be the time it takes to transfer the 180Mb worth of database, as during that time I will close the forums. The attachments are stored in filesystem, so those are being moved at the moment, and hence why they have been disabled early.
The fun at the moment is remembering the various chmod commands that I’ll need to run on the directory structure :lol:
At the moment, the main website is being moved over as is - I plan to move that to be Drupal based and update it as it looks a bit crap. That’s about it for now, my net connection is taking a right hammering