I’ve actually got a bunch of questions I couldn’t get answers to around the site. Sorry if the information is out there, I just didn’t see it.
Alright, the first thing I’m wondering is how to transfer all my stuff. Right now I’m kinda spread out between providers (which makes renewals a major headache). I’ve got 1 domain registered somewhere, and I’ve got another domain plus the hosting for both domains registered another place. I’d like to transfer all of those to one hosting company so that I can manage my domains AND hosting with one login. Can I transfer that all to DreamHost? Also, do I need to download all of the stuff from my current host and FTP it to my new hosting when I get a DreamHost account? I don’t really wanna use the backup/restore option through cpanel because I don’t want a lot of the garbage on there… but still it’s a matter of gigs on what needs to be transfered.
I’m sure that this is included in the answer to the question above, but what about email? I have a ton of email stocked up on my current host and I need to know if that will transfer or will need to be backed up.
The next question I have is about your disk usage/bandwidth. On the site it says that it’s increased every week… if I never use it and just let it mount up what happens? Is there a cap on how high it can go? What about if I use my entire bandwidth in a week, would I have to buy more or wait for the next week to go by? Does it reset to a default every month or is it I just get X amount at the start and it depends on how much I use from there out?
Is MySQL the only available database? I’m wanting to learn PostgreSQL so I’m curious if it’s an option.
I guess what I’m really trying to figure out is what would you recommend to make a transition to a new host a smooth as possible. I’d like downtime to be a day or less. Thanks@!