Aston J

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How to move your site to a new server

Posted on: July 28th, 2009 by AstonJ No Comments

In this guide, we’ll look at moving a MYSQL based website to a new server. For the purpose of this guide, this step-by-step is for a vBulletin based site, but the principles are the same no matter what type of application your site is using (eg Drupal, WordPress, etc).


  • Transfer our website files from the old server to the new server
  • Make a copy of our database
  • Transfer the database to the new server
  • Set the database up to work on the new server
  • Press the on switch!


How to install XCache

Posted on: July 27th, 2009 by AstonJ 3 Comments

XCache is one of the most respected php cachers around, so here’s a little how to guide that I wrote up as a reference for myself a while back. Hope you find it useful…

  • Ssh telnet into your server as root user
  • Grab XCache by typing:
cd /usr/local/src

Wait for package to download