Recently I have been building a lot of sites using PHP and have been very disappointed in the server performance from my current host. I have decided to move to another provider virtual server provider. During this move I have also decided to go with a Linux server to try to get away from the performance issues associated with the Windows server.
I have created the backup file for the windows server (1.13GB), but when trying to upload it to the new server It times out. I can FTP it to the new server but I have some questions.
1) The file from the windows server is .zip not a tgz file. is that ok?
2) Do I just upload the file to the dump directory or do I need to extract all the files to the dump directory?
3) have any of you been successful migrating from Plesk running on windows server to Linux? All current databases use MYSQL server.
4) are there any good how to for this type of migration from ?