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We're looking at moving on from our present web hosting/e-mail server provider.

Can anyone recommend a good solution for this.

We'd want to port over all our old e-mail accounts and mail to the new host if that's a factor that's going to be tricky.

Any thoughts,

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What kind of hosting do you have now? if you're moving from one cpanel host to another it's really straightforward - everything gets automatically packaged up into a single cpmove archive file that gets imported onto the new server. Timing is key; you want to get that archive file generated and uploaded onto the new server as quickly as possible.

One thing to watch out for is DNS propagation and email delivery. new hosting = new IP address for your web and mail servers, so a few days before you plan on moving drop the TTL on your DNS records to something like 1800 seconds (or even 300 seconds) so that the details of the new IP gets bounced around the internet quickly. That process can take days with default values like 86400 seconds (24 hours!) or whatever - that's 86400 seconds before each DNS server refreshes its cache, and there can be multiple servers involved, and during this time some email will still be finding its way to your original server's IP address.

Another thing worth considering would be moving your email service to Google or whatever. It's what I did anyway. Running your own mail server off your own server is a mugs game.
 

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What kind of hosting do you have now? if you're moving from one cpanel host to another it's really straightforward - everything gets automatically packaged up into a single cpmove archive file that gets imported onto the new server. Timing is key; you want to get that archive file generated and uploaded onto the new server as quickly as possible.

One thing to watch out for is DNS propagation and email delivery. new hosting = new IP address for your web and mail servers, so a few days before you plan on moving drop the TTL on your DNS records to something like 1800 seconds (or even 300 seconds) so that the details of the new IP gets bounced around the internet quickly. That process can take days with default values like 86400 seconds (24 hours!) or whatever - that's 86400 seconds before each DNS server refreshes its cache, and there can be multiple servers involved, and during this time some email will still be finding its way to your original server's IP address.

Another thing worth considering would be moving your email service to Google or whatever. It's what I did anyway. Running your own mail server off your own server is a mugs game.
fuck google but also, +1 for using them (and GSuite in general) for mail.

That DNS trickery is solid advice or else they can just plan an outage.

I guess it depends on the nature of the site. Does it need to be up 24/7 etc
 

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