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[HELP] FML - Boss wants to change hosting last minute

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by ibmethatswhoib, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. ibmethatswhoib

    ibmethatswhoib Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    So my company just threw that at me, their hosting is ready to charge them and they want to move to other hosting. Their hosting now is charging $60/month and is crappy. So I have a couple questions I could use help with ASAP.

    Should I resell hosting to them for let's say $30 a month or just go with a hosting company (1 time commission) for less but then not have to worry about support? Anyone have experience with that?

    Also both websites are in PHP and have their own CMS, I have a bunch of websites but they're all in wordpress so I don't know PHP that well. I know just enough to get by, so are there hosts with CMS for already made PHP sites? I'm not really sure how I'm going to handle that if I want to make changes to the site.

    Would love any advice.
     
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    I would say take a commission and run! Less hassle that way. As far as CMS, which one are they using?We can change the php version for a client if needed if thats what your wondering. A cms(content management system) is an already made up site -- wordpress, drupal, joomla are all cms so it shouldnt matter which cms they use, just get a site, change the nameservers, move sql and files and done -- most hosts will do all that for you if asked. Little confused on your last paragraph so if I missed it thats why. And WP is in PHP also!
     
  3. carlikito

    carlikito Regular Member

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    ^What he said^ Just get the commission and avoid hassle of having to deal with support for just one client.
     
  4. ibmethatswhoib

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    The CMS is called http://cksource.com/. Ya I know wordpress is in PHP, I can make minor changes in PHP but I'm not sure how to change a pre-existing site built in PHP.

    I'm sure it's confusing but pretty much I don't know much PHP, so if I move two pre-built websites, how will I then convert them into a new CMS that I can use?
     
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    if its in PHP both sites you can shift to other server easily ...if you need we can help it will not take more than few hrs ..another thing instead of paying $60 u can get hosting for whole year in $60 to $80 good host .

    regards
    adroit
     
  6. ibmethatswhoib

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    Appreciate it, ya I know I can shift over easily. My question is about editing it in the future with a CMS cuz I'm not that confident in PHP yet, to make a lot of changes.

     
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    Well, if it's an actual CMS, you shouldn't need to know much PHP, as you should be able to edit the site via the back end. I looked at that CMS site, which product do they have? Premium looks like a full CMS, and there is also one that integrates with Drupal and Joomla.

    Most PHP CMS' operate in a similar manner, so if you understand how WP works, you should be able to grasp most PHP based CMS'.