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Microsoft, IIS, 6, website hosting.--transfer from existing host

ekseattle asked
Last Modified: 2008-09-13
ok former techie who just got themselves in over their head.  
I guess if you stay away long enough you do forget a lot of stuff.  

I just started using a "dedicated" virtual server online.  I need to transfer my existing company website to the virtual server.  The server is windows 2008 srv with IIS 6.  I use totalchoice hosting right now for my hosting and google apps for my mail service.  
I have a website running just fine via IIS right now, but obviously only accessible via IP address.

What steps do I need to take to transfer my domain to my virtual server?  

Also, will google apps be disrupted in the process?

Thanks, I will be watching this post and will supply any other information that might be needed.

I am hoping for a quick turn around as I have a project being built that depends on this getting completed.

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Top Expert 2008


>> I have a website running just fine via IIS right now, but obviously only accessible via IP address.

so you can access the web site at the NEW location by entering the ip address of that ""dedicated" virtual server online"?

if so, then it is a DNS task that is required.  talk to whoever takes care of your domain name delegation and ask them to chage the A record/s to point to the new IP address.



Thanks meverest!
I may have caused confusion by stating I have a website running on the dedicated server.  It is a different website..only hosted to show that I have IIS functioning.  The website that needs transfered is through a completely different host.  Is it still just as simple as changing the A records?
Top Expert 2008


I'm still confused as to exactly what is in place and what you want to achieve.

Let's try it this way, yes or no:

1.  you have a web site hosted with company X, and this web site needs to be moved to company Y.
2.  you have a 'dedicated server' with company Y.
3.  you have a sample web site on the 'dedicated server' with company Y.
4.  when you go to http://the.ip.address.of.the.dedicated.server then you see the sample web site.
5.  you want to load the real web site (now at company X) on to the web server at company Y.

This is how I understand it thus far, please tell me if I am still mistaken.



Hi  meverest

you have it all correct :)
Top Expert 2008
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