Move website from shared host to dedicated server. New IP Address and same domain name.
1. What are the steps to take? I plan to do this at 3:00pm today.
Our current domain name and website is through a reseller of a Verio VPS.
He is aware that I wish to change the A record today.
2. Do I also need to give him the primary and secondary DNS servers for our new dedicated account?
3. Does my new web hosting company need to give the primary and secondary DNS servers to me or am I supposed to know those since it is a dedicated server account?
4. How should I prepare the old site while DNS is changing?
For this site there is no database or e-commerce capabilities but I want to gain the preparation experience.
Next month I will be doing the same thing for a much larger website which has alot of traffic, is db driven, and brings in alot of money every day! The site I am switching today is an exact replica of the exisiting site but the larger site is a different and much larger site.
Thanks so much for any quick responses you can give!