First off - many thanks for your reply.
The link doesn't work for me - I tried it yesterday from another post and I couldn't get it to work back then either. Does anyone know if this is being looked in to or any timeframe on when this will be back - it says theres a database upgrade.
A number of my customers have free hosting for a certain amount of space and bandwidth so its very important that I can impose these limits - I cant really offer free unlimited webspace or really charge these accounts. If I assign an ftp account to them will I be able to monitor the bandwidth on these accounts. This might actually be an improvement on my previous host as the limits I set were hard limits - ie my customers wouldn't be able to upload more data if their data limit was met and their visitors would get an error when the customers bandwidth was exceeded - I wanted soft limits where I could tell them they exceeded their limit but they could still operate business as usual. And besides this I would like to be able to monitor my customers for any unusual peaks in bandwidth or webspace in case they have any problems. For example one of my customers has, as part of his website, a photo album which is limited to a certain size per visitor - if a visitor managed to circumvent this limit and upload their entire photo collection I would like to be able to pick this up and let them know if they got a spike in their bandwidth or space usage.
Thats fantastic news - I'm all for open source and customisation and like the idea of this - whereas cpanel is pretty much limited in what the customer can do at least there is some flexibility with dh's panel - great idea!!
This could be a sticking point for me as a lot of my customers use phpmyadmin including myself. Is there any instructions in converting phpmyadmin data in to phpmysqladmin as this wasn't really addressed in the link you posted.
I'm a bit lost on this one so forgive me if I seem a little dumb! On my previous host I have several different domains ie - example.com - each of these are pointed to my host's namservers which then point the domain names to their relevant webspace. Each domain expires at different times - some of them still have over a year before they expire. My own actual domain does expire for a number of months yet but I want to move it to DH domains straightaway - if I do this will I have to pay any money to do this and if so will this basically go towards purchasing another year or two to the domain and if this is the case will it be added on to the end of the expiry so therefore the domain ownership with me is extended a further year or two? All the other domains will be moved over as and when they need renewing and my customers would like them renewed.
Thanks for the articles I did find the first one before posting but the other two have been very helpful. I'm just worried about one thing. During the migration process there will be a time when my nameserver will be changing from my old host to my DH hosting - during this time will there be a risk of some people seeing my old hosted site while others seeing my dh hosted site. I'm just worried that there will be lost data where for example a user will log in during the migration and update their profile only for that update to be lost in the 1-3 days this will take place - shutting down my sites for that amount of time may not be acceptable for some of my clients ... maybe ... I suppose I can notify them of the downtime during the migration and they'll have to live with it but I was wondering if there is anyway around this?
Also one of my other worries during this is emails - some of my clients depend on these emails for their business and being without email for 3 days maybe a problem - theres nothing stopping them from accessing their email account on my old host after the migration to retreive any emails that went there while the migration is happening - is there any way around this too - does anyone have any experience of having their hosting migrated and what were their experience of what happened?
Thanks for the link. I've read somewhere that DH frowns on data being kept on their servers which doesn't have public access - ie using their unlimited webspace as somewhere to store private stuff basically which I would agree on them too - its a webhost not an unlimited hard-drive after all. However there maybe some instances where (such as the photo album example above) where web users will be storing data for themselves and I wonder if this could be a problem with DH: as long as it doesn't fall within being illegal or copyright would it be okay to host a file storage system for web visitors?
Many thanks for answering my concerns/questions in regards to moving my hosting.