Help with dedicated server setup

iToke

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Hi,
I'm sure this is a typical noob question answered many times, but my friend has just bought a dedicated server to transfer sites from an existing shared server - all provided by Heart Internet.

Have just logged into the dedicated server using a GUI called WHM accelerated2 11.26.8
and wanted to test out the speed of the new server by transferring an existing live site to it but don't know where to start!

I can use cPanel easily, but managing a dedicated server is going to take a lot of reading up! if someone could point me in the right direction for moving a site onto it, that would be great.

Also wanted to make a complete copy of an existing dynamic database driven site, give it a temp url hosted on the dedicated server and use this copy for testing new queries and php updates etc,

Thanks for any help you can provide
 

ChrisRHS

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There are many things you need to do prior to setting up a site on your dedicated server. That being said, the easiest way for you to transfer an account from one server to another (cpanel to cpanel), is to use the built in WHM function :

'Copy an account from another server with account password'

This will allow you to copy from one server to another.

Chris
 

cPanelDon

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I recommend the following resources to help get started with a new dedicated server:

WebHost Manager (WHM) can be used to transfer existing accounts from a different server to your new system; here are the navigation menu paths for WHM with linked reference documentation:

For temporary access to an account, I would consider using an available domain or sub-domain and set it up as a parked domain or an add-on domain. Parked domains allow you to access the same web site as the primary domain on the account, while add-on domains allow you to setup additional web sites on an account. Here are the applicable cPanel and WHM navigation menu paths and documentation to setup add-on and parked domains:
 

iToke

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Thanks for the tips guys,

It really is a daunting task for a first timer!

Have a feeling I'll be on these forums often.
 

iToke

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'Copy an account from another server with account password'

This will allow you to copy from one server to another.

Chris
Thanks Chris, I tried this, but kept failing. When it asks for my username, I usually login via FTP with username - [email protected], if I try and put this in the copy account section, It throws an error saying invalid username.
So I tried just putting in 'user' instead of [email protected]

this is the report I get back:

Trying to fetch cpmove file via cPanel XML-API!
Fetching current backups from remote server......0 backups found...Done
Starting the backup...Done
Waiting for backup to start...Done
Checking remote server for backups.....0 backups found.
Failed to start the backup on the remote machine (if a previous backup is in progress you will need to wait until it is complete)!
(Trace information follows for backup start request)...

Failed to fetch cpmove file via cPanel XML-API.
Trying to fetch cpmove file via ftp+cgi!
Attempting to login as **** to ************.co.uk via ftp
(internal error) Sat Sep 25 12:19:32 2010 [12977] error: Can't call method "login" on an undefined value at /scripts/getremotecpmove line 299.
at /scripts/getremotecpmove line 299
main::fetch_acct_by_ftp_and_http('user', '****', 'host', '***********.co.uk', 'domain', '***********', 'pass', '__HIDDEN__', 'part', ...) called at /scripts/getremotecpmove line 66

I'm really stumped!
 

prashant_ohol

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Hey,

do you have the old server root password?

then use the below steps..

# WHM: Main >> Transfers >> Copy Multiple Accounts/Packages from Another Server

good luck :)


Prashant
 

prashant_ohol

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Or login to your old cpanel and backup all your data on your local machine using cpanel backup function & then restore it on new cpanel using the same backup function.
 
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