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OK, this is it! Time to migrate off of GoDaddy - Help!!

Postby RKramkowski » Mon Jul 21, 2008 7:33 am

OK, we keep getting the following message when we try to go to DNS management at GoDaddy:

"The domain associated with this hosting account is not registered with your account. Please call customer support".

I've already plugged in their nameservers at the registrar (days ago). Whois shows me the proper nameservers but not an IP addr. Inside GoDaddy, I can see the domain I created and an IP addr. It looks like there's a missing connection between the domain and their nameservers.

Everytime they have us make a change, they refuse to talk to us for 48 hrs to make sure everything propagates. But it is obvious the problem is inside GoDaddy since I can see the propagation well before 48 hrs and even after 48 hrs whois still cannot see an IP addr. Now we're going on four days of being down.

So it's time to migrate. What do I have to do to migrate all my files and databases off fo GoDaddy and onto Hostgator? Can I just FTP all the files from GoDaddy to HostGator? I know that the databases have to be exported and re-imported though. I've never done that before. Any tips and suggestions to make it go smoothly?

BTW, it is a WP 2.5.1 blog with two mySQL databases.

Thanks,
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Postby robert adams » Mon Jul 21, 2008 11:19 am

go to phpmyadmin in your godaddy account.
do an export of each database.
make sure you select all the tables on the export screen,
make sure you check
DROP TABLES,
and
complete inserts but not extended inserts.

then check save as file
then it will download to your computer.

then, using your ftp program, go to your godaddy account and copy everything inside your account, to your computer.

then, when you get to hostgator account, you can just upload all the files and folders at one time.
then you will have to create new databases at hostgator, then do the import from phpmyadmin at hostgator and browse to the database files on your computer and it will be done.

now, if any of your database backup files are over 2mb in size , you may have a problem restoring them.

If so, come back and I have a program that will do it for you without a problem.

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Postby Russell Portwood » Mon Jul 21, 2008 11:29 am

So I wonder where Alicia is??? Tried to give 'em the benefit of the doubt in the post on the other thread but seems that GoDaddy is at their best only when you stay there - by hook or crook.

Robert - sure glad you are here. Your knowledge is awe inspiring. I know who to go to with complicated problems - for sure!

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Postby robert adams » Tue Jul 22, 2008 12:11 am

Russell Portwood wrote:So I wonder where Alicia is??? Tried to give 'em the benefit of the doubt in the post on the other thread but seems that GoDaddy is at their best only when you stay there - by hook or crook.

Robert - sure glad you are here. Your knowledge is awe inspiring. I know who to go to with complicated problems - for sure!

Russell


oh garsh, you make me blush:

:oops: :oops:

thanks, Russell, I try to help when I can.

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Postby Publisher-For-You » Wed Jul 23, 2008 12:22 pm

If you're ready to move to another registrar as well I can suggest DirectNic.com.

I've been with them for about 5 years, and it's been smooth sailing. A bit pricier, at $15/yr per domain. But imho, professional service is worth it, especially when it comes to something important as my domains.

I have no business relationship with the company, just a happy customer.

Best of luck.
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