I don't know if I have any hard coded server paths hidden somewhere. Don't think so. We were moved once before and I think i fixed everything then. Also this will be 64-bit to 64-bit. Etc etc. (I have built myself a 64 bit microemacs already last move ) But you never know.
Happy midsummer everyone!
This is just a note to let you know that we will be moving your account to a new server some time within the next 7 days!
PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE MESSAGE as it may help you fix (or avoid) any problems that come up as a result of the move.
We have also created a wiki article that explains everything you will need to know about why we are moving you, steps you can take before the move to prevent problems and solutions on how to fix things that may break after the move:
Below is a brief summary of the more common problems we're seeing after customers are moved to their new server. You can get more detailed information at the wiki article above though.
Please make sure you don't have anything like "/home/.SOMETHING/username" or /mnt/local/home/username
as the path in any of your sites' scripts. Instead, it should just be "/home/username". In most cases, this path is listed somewhere in your sites configuration files. You should check all of your sites main files to make sure that the path is correct (including any plugins you may have installed).
If you run your own DNS outside of DreamHost (i.e. you're not using ns1.dreamhost.com, ns2.dreamhost.com and ns3.dreamhost.com as your domains nameservers) you'll need to update your records after your account has been moved. Once you have received the email letting you know that your account has been moved, go to the 'Manage Domains' section of your web panel and click on the 'DNS' link for your domains to see what the new IP is for that domain.
If you built your own custom PHP (or php.ini), it may break from this move. This is because the old servers used a 32bit architecture and the new servers are 64bit. Unfortunately, this isn't something we can help you troubleshoot, but you'll just need to rebuild your custom php (or php.ini) again using the new servers libraries.
If you are using your server name (server.dreamhost.com) as your FTP hostname, be sure to change that to your domain name (domain.com). The domain name will always point to the correct server in the event that it is changed again in the future. If for some reason you can't use your domain name, you can find the name of your new server under the 'Manage Account' section of your web panel.
That's it really.. and we really apologize for the abrupt nature of this move!
Thanks! The Happy DreamHost Moving Team