Finally, A Successful Hosting Migration

After days of thinking, confusing, feeling desperate, and trying to give up, finally, I succeeded in hosting migration.

Today I woke up at 2.30 AM with the help of alarm and prepared to do some hosting migration setup.

I did it in the early morning as it can reduce the probability of downtime that will be experienced by the website visitor and also give some time for DNS propagation to be done in the morning.

Surprisingly, when I check the website’s statistics at 2.30 AM, there was about 3,000 visitor to the website. It is of course a huge number.

Beside of the number of visitors, I still have to do this migration because the migration is very crucial to prevent any bigger problem in the next time.

Migration

So with a blurry eye, I did the migration process carefully with the method that I wrote in the previous post. (Yes, really, I did the migration while looking at the guidance from the post to make sure no step is left)

It’s quite easier that I think before.

And yeah, finally the migration process is success.

Testing

To test the success of the migration, I did simple task by uploading an image and check whether the image is already stored in the new hosting or not.

And that’s it. The migration is success.

Some Notes

Email System

Although the website is already migrated, I just realized that the email accounts that are connected to the website are not recovered.

It turns out that the mail system is stored in the mail folder at home directory, while I did the backup under the public_html directory.

While there is no important email in the email account (plus the email was already forwarded to my Gmail account), so I decided to create a blank new email with the same username instead to solve this problem.

Hosting’s stats

I found some odd stuff on the new hosting statistics after migration.

On the old hosting, the overall website take about 12 GB of memory and 2.6 GB use of RAM.

But it turns out that the website in the new hosting just takes about 4.8 GB of memory and 0.3 GB of RAM. That’s a huge difference.

I still don’t really know why is this happened. But I have some dummy explanation.

First, the memory.

The old hosting not only stored the website itself, but also the backup and other temporary files. That’s why the memory size is cut down to about half because I only transferred the website.

Second, about the RAM.

Previously I already did some research about this. The RAM (or physical memory) usage is depend on various factor, such as memory usage, website traffic, temporary files, etc.

When I transferred the website to new hosting, the huge memory usage and temporary files is already cut down, so that the RAM usage can reduced.

Actually I don’t even think that this RAM usage decrease will be happened. Moreover, I don’t even think, why on earth, this RAM usage decreased from 2.6 GB to just 0.3 GB?

I hope everything is under control in this condition.

And yeah, it is actually give me some happiness as one of my main consideration on buying the website is about memory and RAM size.

I bought the hosting with 20 GB of memory and 3 GB of RAM, because I think that it still can accommodate the website—although with only little free space.

But after this migration, I got surprise that the memory and RAM usage is decreased.

Alhamdulillah.

Author: Fajrul

Amateur physicist and science writer

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