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Yes - altering a HOSTS file locally to redirect a domain to an IP isn't the same as simply typing in that IP into the browser. The reason why is that in shared hosting, one IP address houses multiple domains. When you type in that IP address of "your" site (which is also the IP of other sites as well), the server can either a) Give an error b/c it doesn't ...


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If you're already 301 redirecting HTTP traffic to HTTPS then you've got the biggest step already done. Any links to HTTP pages will get redirected to the relevant HTTPS page, and search engines will follow those the same as real users. As long as your sitemap refers to the HTTPS version as well you should be fine. As for more niggly bits, I'd also suggest ...


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Any used framework under the hood has no effect on the SEO. What it matters SEO wise is the front-end (on Site SEO), and the off-site SEO. Generally any structural, mark-up, content changes have their own effect on SEO. Such changes can be done even with no underlying technology change. For sure changing framework can't affect off-Site SEO. For on-site, if ...


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If you are using Wordpress now, and simply trying to redirect old Joomla urls to your new urls I suggest using a plugin to make your life easier. I recommend this plugin a lot: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/redirection/ Also keep in mind that you should use fancy permalinks within Wordpress instead of the standard ID numbers. You can find this ...


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Your regular expression has the following problems: It only has .* for the "site" and "sectionname", but is missing one for the "categoryname". Based on your example, there should be a third directory level in your regex. You have parenthesis around items which you don't need to reference, but no parenthesis around the ID, which you will need to reference. ...


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In WHM (v11.46) there is an option under Home » Transfers » Transfer Tool (in older version it was Copy an Account From Another Account). Here, under Advanced option, choose Remote Server Type: Parallel Plesk and fill up the other required data and submit it. cPanel Migration Team also provide Free Migration Service. Check out cPanel.net :: Migration ...


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cPanel can do this by going to the following url: http://[ip-address]/~[cPanel-username]


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I would very much like to use wildcard redirects where possible (like in the directory structure that contains 2,000 MP3 files). If your server software is apache, then you can use the rewrite module to redirect some URLs to others using wildcard character sequences in the regex. For example, to redirect http://example.com/apple1, http://example.com/appleA, ...


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The short answer is yes. Adding the domain name and IP to your HOSTS file will resolve the domain, locally, to the IP you have entered. When you then visit that domain in your web browser, along with your request to the web server (at that IP address you entered), your browser will send the domain name you have requested. The shared web server will then use ...


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Propagation times are controlled by the time to live (TTL) that is set on the DNS record. The only way to get DNS changes live faster is to have a shorter TTL specified. GoDaddy may be offering to set a short TTL for you, but there is no reason that a short TTL can't be specified at most DNS hosts. Default TTL values vary widely between DNS hosts. ...


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There should be no impact on your search engine rankings for an outage that lasts less than 24 hours. Google understands that occasional outages are unavoidable. They don't de-index pages or un-rank them just because of a single crawler error. The next day Googlebot should retry requesting the any pages that had errors. If it finds the pages then, your ...


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This will vary depending on the Cpanel License, if its not a WHM unlimited license then these are the steps you need to take: Login to Cpanel Click sub domains under category 'domains' Add a sub domain oldsite with root of /oldsite/ Copy all /public_html/ or www depending on how cpanel was setup to oldsite If the domain already has the name servers set to ...


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For example, do I need to worry about the MySQL databases themselves being compromised? Or if I manually move them would they be ok? Yes, you absolutely have to worry about the MySQL being compromised along with just about everything else. The best thing to do here is move as little as humanly possible to preserve the content. Plugins, themes, etc should ...


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The tell Google you've moved feature is designed for old domain to new domain and does not support sub domains, sub folders or new domains with sub folders, it is strictly from domain to domain. This question has been asked various times on many forums across the internet, Google does not treat a domain to sub domain or folder a site move. You should ...


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This is not a Blogger problem: Your blog always has a blogspot addresss www.yourblog.blogspot.com. When you publish to a custom domain, Blogger handles the re-direction from www.yourblog.blogspot.com to www.yourcustomdomain.com for you - and every single post/page is redirected correctly. Now to move from oldcustomdomain.com to www.newcustomdomain.com, ...


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It sounds like you've checked off the basic best practices: using 301 redirects and updating your XML Sitemap. The 301s are the crucial bit where preserving rankings is concerned, since Google will recognise the permanent nature of the redirection and transfer PageRank etc. Google's support pages on site migration cover this and some other areas of good ...


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it seems to me, the archiving procedure lets the tarball grow and if the tarball becomes (together with all other data) bigger then the available place in your booked hosting, the server kills the process. You will be forced firstly to download all of your data, and archive them locally. Could it be true?


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You should submit the HTTPS sitemap to the HTTPS property. If your URLs are of the form https://www.example.com/path/to/file then that would be the https://www.example.com property. The fact that you have both properties verified in GSC (formerly GWT) you might get away with it. (The sitemap protocol does not permit both HTTP and HTTPS URLs in the same ...


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Well, to determine the "best" answer, I'd want to know if you plan to bring back the blog posts that have not been migrated or if they are permanently removed from your website. If they are permanently removed from the site, then the approach you've taken is an acceptable route. If there is a lot of traffic to some of those posts you've removed, it might ...


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To make the transition as seamless as possible, redirect each page from the old B site url, to its new location in the new A site url.


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install certificate for the main domain and all subdomains make site accessible with https, check all subdomain combinations change all internal links in the whole codebase to https check twice, whether all internal links are indeed https now, inclusive static assets like images, pdfs etc. establish redirects 301 from http to https, better based on port (...


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Google deals with HTTPS redirection absolutely fine and maintaining the ranking. Generally, when you move to HTTPS, you may not notice a ranking drop at all. In some cases even if there will be a drop then it will be a temporary only. Just ensure to do proper 301 redirect of your entire blog pages from http version to https. Also, once you move, make sure ...


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Creating a new URL like "old.example.com" has absolutely no value here. You'll just confuse Google and run the risk of appearing spammy - they don't like "gateway" domains and it might appear like that's what you're setting up. It sounds like you are doing 2 migrations: changing hosts, and also adding SSL. If that is correct, I'd suggest a two-step ...


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If you will plan well then you should be fine. Key things in planning: URL management: You should build system so that old URLs should redirect to respective new ones. At least for those pages where you have a good ranking. If your new system can have as good or better user experience with similar content then you should be fine. Let's understand by ...


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Your need to keep active the sub domain on WordPress otherwise you will lose any backlinks you have gained. I've made a few steps that you can follow but its important to note when you 301 redirect there is always a lose in some juice as Google makes it this way to dis-en-coverage people to use 301's as well as ruling out abuse (It's very little juice that ...


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You have long way to go now. You'll need to understand DNS thoroughly. Just buy any good DNS book( DNS and BIND, 5th Edition - O'Reilly Media is good enough) and learn how to configure it. You can use Webmin to configure you VPS but it's little buggy. I also tried like you, but later switched to Managed VPS with Cpanel due to shortage of time(I now pay $27/...


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Unless you're running your own DNS server (typically BIND), you don't need to muck about with your nameserver settings inside of namescheap. Running BIND is a fairly complicated matter requiring significant DNS engineering skills, so it's unlikely that this is your situation. I would suggest restoring your domain's nameserver settings back to normal and ...


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You can find the core Joomla 1.5 file structure at: https://github.com/PhilETaylor/Joomla1.5.999 When migrating to a new version of Joomla, I usually create the /new sub-folder and create the new website in here. Once the new website is ready to go live, it is quite simple to move everything in the root folder except /new into /old and then move everything ...


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Backup First, make a backup of the entire site, best using Akeeba Backup. Migrate There are some tools out there to (partly) automat the migration process. You might want to have a closer look at two of them: jUpgrade SPUpgrade


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The authoritative place to ask this question would be to the developer of your widget, or if you developed the code yourself, post a question in Twitter's Developer Site I see similar questions to yours, but not an exact match, on their developer questions page: Backlinks Most popular social widgets use the same API supplied by the social site like Twitter, ...


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