this is my first post here, so sorry if i sound a little b#tchy...
but ...why move it again? we are just starting to rebuild and there is already lots of helpful info and we need to lose it all? for lurkers like me (I've been here since mid June and have learned lots) there is great info here...
May I recomend making Scram an admin here?
I'm sure being an admin would give him extra tools that would help facilitate merging these two sites.
Because the search engines are already pointing to the .org, and this server is being hosted on a PC, not a dedicated server.
It's going to be painful to move, I know. But it's keeping the future in mind..
A dedicated hosting platform is going to be more reliable than than FS's personal server(although it has run amazingly well so far). It will be able to handle more traffic should we need it as well as have a guaranteed uptime.
didn't fs say they had a new server? right here i think http://www.thebreakroom.us/showpost.php?p=2511&postcount=15
That is beside the point Targeteer, it's being hosted at home on a home connection, nothing that is going to handle future loads.
Scram, you have help some many folks including me, do & understand spot better. Life is a rollercoaster with ups & downs. What matters the most is, you have a created a forum that resulted in making of a great team.
I run a forum myself and we have been able to move databases throughout several different hosts.
As long as you run the same forum software, moving the actual database is not a problem. Some slight modifications would be needed such as site urls and directory placements but other then that it shouldn't be a problem.
My site's run vBulletin so it's a simple as exporting a database, and importing it into the new site.