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Merging Accounts (Seeking Auggestions)

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by D-Litz, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. D-Litz

    D-Litz Active Member

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    Merging Accounts (Seeking Suggestions)

    I have a client that has the following accounts on one of our servers...

    Each Account is our basic plan/package and he is billed monthly for each package separately. He asked us if there was some way to consolidate all of his accounts into one main account. I have an idea of how I could go about this, however it would create some downtime for the sites.

    I'm seeking any and all suggestions that I could review.

    Thanks

    PrimaryDomain.com
    (Addon Domain - Addon Domain One)
    (IP Used - Shared IP)


    PrimaryDomain.com
    (Addon Domain - Addon Domain One, Addon Domain Two)
    (IP Used - Shared IP)


    PrimaryDomain.com
    (Addon Domain - Addon Domain One)
    (IP Used - Shared IP)


    PrimaryDomain.com
    (Addon Domain - Addon Domain One)
    (IP Used - Dedicated IP)


    PrimaryDomain.com
    (Addon Domain - Addon Domain One)
    (IP Used - Shared IP)
     
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    D-Litz Active Member

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    Bringing this back to the top...because I'm still in need of suggestions.

    Basically I need a way to move a bunch of individual accounts into a another one...or merge may be a better word...
     
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    What about a WHM reseller acct? That would be the easiest way to do it without having to move anything around.
     
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    That's an idea, however we do not use reseller accounts on the server this client is on...

    I'm sure I cant be the first guy that has wanted to do something like this.

    Any other ideas?
     
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    The simplest solution is to set him up as a reseller and add the accounts under his reseller account.
     
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    The reseller is the best solution IMHO.

    Aside from that just manually move it all which is going to potentially cause some problems if you are not careful. I don't know of any merge script.
     
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    What's on these accounts? (I don't need details, it's just something to consider) If each one has databases, lots of email accounts, he really needs to keep statistics for each and other special needs it could be a bit more work. Stats can't be merged AFAIK. If it's static HTML pages it might not be so bad.


    If I count right, he's got 11 domains/sites? He'll need a new account that can have at least 10 addon/parked domains and the space to handle them all, first of course. His busiest site (with the dedicated IP?) would probably be the one to start with, get that one done, modified/upgraded to the newer larger account first.

    (again, depending on his sites needs) Kill one of the other accounts after backing it up to retain files. This will kill 2 of the domains: 1 old primary, 1 old addon. Then create a new addon domain on the primary that already had one addon to start with of course, and upload the files for it's site from backup. Next, create the third addon for that first killed account's addon.

    At this point you should have 4 done:

    Primary
    --Addon
    --Addon
    --Addon

    Kill another account after backing up, create a fourth and fifth addon and upload those files to the new addons. And so on.

    It all really depends on what the needs are and how much he's willing to part with I think. Merging all statistics, all emails, and so on would be pretty much impossible or at the least fairly tough to figure into all this.

    We did have someone want this in the past and when we took a look he had no email accounts, did not care if he saved his stats for the other sites and several of them were static HTML pages. This wasn't so bad to do in that case.

    Each site had only minutes of downtime during the change over. A reseller account was not needed.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestions, again reseller accounts are not an option so the last posters idea may work. I will check with the client and see what he would like to do...

    Thanks Again
     
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