October 31 2014 Editor Assistance Newsletter
The new server is now ready to accept the BellaOnline forums. Here's what I'll be doing.
I'm going to "shut down" the forums on the existing (old) server. The forums will say "down for maintenance." That way people don't try to make posts there and then have the posts be lost during the move process.
I will then back up the forum database and zip up all the files. I'll transfer those all over to the new server.
On the new server I'll unzip everything and install it. The unzip might take a few hours to complete.
Once everything is up and running on the new site, in the new hosting facility, I will tell Network Solutions to repoint the URL forums.bellaonline.com to the new server. That change takes a few hours to propagate around the world. As it does, the forums will "spring into life" for people. That is, they'll type forums.bellaonline.com and now see the new server location and be all set.
It's completely seamless from the user's point of view, with the caveat that the forums are down for a few hours in the middle.
I'll let you know when I get everything moved and live on the other end!
Lisa Shea, owner
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