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Moving uCoz site to other Hosting company + Wordpress/Drupal
Urs
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Message # 1 | 2:36 PM
A customer is asking and i would like to personally know, if it is possible to move a uCoz site to a different hosting company that allows the use of Wordpress.org or Drupal content management platforms ?

If not, is it possible to permanently redirect a uCoz site, on a page by page basis to the new site in order to keep page rank ?

What would you do in case you needed to make such a transfer ? What would be the most elegant solution in your opinion ?

Thank you so much !

Post edited by Urs - Sunday, 2017-06-18, 2:38 PM
Cyberdasm
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Message # 2 | 2:39 AM
Urs, I don't have any idea but I think in this current situation it's not possible. Since all of the urls will be broken.
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Urs
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Message # 3 | 7:43 AM
Broken links not at all.

When Sunny was here (now we miss her), i learned how to make all URLs relative like /page1 instead of site.ucoz.com/page1

That way no matter if you change domain or move from HTTP to HTPS and vice versa you won't get problems.

Waiting for an official answer to my question.
Thank you.

Cyberdasm
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Message # 4 | 8:41 AM
Urs, I mean is your content links just like this
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https://www.lizeal.tk/publ/volume_6/articles/i_still_think_about_you_after_all_this_time/24-1-0-310


the last part of the url is very sensitive. Even bot crawlers has problem with that area (link) that I take a serious action to manually edit it in the google dashboard.

And aside from that the other frameworks doesn't use this type of linking method and of course they have their own unique style of linking their pages.

Here is my example from joomla..
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http://mvcollege.net/index.php/new-acquisition/books/generalities/459-xdsl-architecture

as you can see they are different from ucoz style of linking. I'm hoping that you get my point of view.

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Post edited by Cyberdasm - Monday, 2017-06-19, 8:48 AM
bigblog
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Message # 5 | 10:20 AM
Urs, as stated in the uCoz FAQ, it is possible to completely move the website to a different provider with the help of an experienced programmer who can convert the way uCoz handles data to the way the other CMS does.

However, if you don't know anyone who could do that, the only way you can solve your issue is to set up redirects. The very first question is: did you have a domain attached to your uCoz website? If so, have you detached the domain from your uCoz website and connected it to the website from your new provider?

In that case, if you're running on an Apache server, you can edit the .htaccess file and set up redirects manually, for each page:

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Redirect 301 /old/relative/url /new/relative/url


Here's an example:
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Redirect 301 /index/0-2 /about-us
Redirect 301 /index/0-3 /contact


If you're running on an nginx server, things are a bit more complicated because you need SSH access. If you have the details, you can use PuTTY to access SSH.

After you have logged in, run the following command to edit the nginx configuration file (you can move the cursor with the arrow keys):
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sudo nano /etc/nginx/sites-available/yourdomain.com

You will see something like this:
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server {
    . . .
    server_name www.yoursite.com;
    . . .
}

Add the following line anywhere inside the server {} directive:
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rewrite ^/old/relative/path$ /new/relative/path permanent;

For example:
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server {
    . . .
    server_name www.yoursite.com;
    rewrite ^/index/0-2$ /about-us permanent;
    rewrite ^/index/0-3$ /contact permanent;
    . . .
}


and so on with all pages.
After you're done, hit Ctrl+O, Enter, and then Ctrl+X. Afterwards, you need to run enable the modifications you made on the server block:
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sudo ln -s /etc/nginx/sites-available/yourdomain.com /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/


Finally, you need to run the following command to restart the nginx service:
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sudo service nginx restart


If you never had any domain attached to your uCoz website, there is no legal way to redirect the pages.

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Urs
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Message # 6 | 12:37 PM
A lot of information Bigblog, thank you, i will have to research the matter.

Is there a possibility to move my uCoz site to another server in EUROPE ?

Currently it is in America, Virginia, Ashburn and it has over 100 ms ping !

This is really not good at all and i need a European server.
I am a premium user for many years, can this be done please ?

Current server IP is : 213.174.157.140

Added (2017-06-21, 12:37 PM)
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The server i am currently on is s102.

I know s101 : 213.174.157.139 is in England.

Where does uCoz have other servers in Europe besides the one in England ?

Thank you.


Post edited by Urs - Wednesday, 2017-06-21, 12:33 PM
Clyde
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Message # 7 | 12:55 PM
Quote Urs ()
Current server IP is : 213.174.157.140


ip location shows this server is in London, England - which s102 is @ - I am also on s102.
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Post edited by Clyde - Wednesday, 2017-06-21, 12:59 PM
Urs
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Message # 8 | 1:08 PM
Quote Clyde ()
p location shows

Not very accurate, they may be same location, either in USA or in England.

Waiting for uCoz official answer.
What other servers you got in Europe ? I would like to move to a closer server to where people utilize my site.

Post edited by Urs - Wednesday, 2017-06-21, 1:10 PM
Gromov
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Message # 9 | 7:02 AM
Urs, and Clyde, the s102 server is located in USA, not in London.
Gromov
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Message # 10 | 7:10 AM
Urs, unfortunately, but the only way to transfer your website to another server is to become a VIP user.
Urs
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Message # 11 | 10:57 AM
Quote Gromov ()
Urs, unfortunately, but the only way to transfer your website to another server is to become a VIP user.


Thank you Gromov for the information.
VIP account starts from 300$/month.

Can you also tell, what are the normal resources allocated for uCoz sites on the shared servers ( like RAM/allowed number of connections/CPU ) ?

Is the VIP service a dedicated server or a VPS ( virtual private server ) ?
And what specification does uCoz offer for 300$/month ?

Thank you very much !

Gromov
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Message # 12 | 12:21 PM
Urs, Unfortunately, but I don't possess all the necessary information regarding the VIP specifications. Every website/project is different and the requirements are different as well. I can recommend you to go to https://www.ucoz.com/contact or you can make such a request from the control panel of your website and ask all of the questions you're interested in. Don't forget to specify the VIP plan in the message subject cool
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