One thing that customers of our Legacy VPS product will have noticed is that CentOS 4 will be End Of Life come February 2012. While this doesn't mean that the server will stop working for them, it means that new patches will not be released, thus potentially exposing the customer to security vulnerabilities as they become known.
While this might cause some initial concern, the solution really isn't that hard. Upgrading to Liquid Web's Smart VPS and migration the data can be a relatively easy process!
Step 1 - Log into https://manage.liquidweb.com
The first step is to log into the management interface with your credentials. When you log in, you will see something similar to this:
Step 2 - Create the Smart VPS
The great thing about Smart VPS is that you as the customer have the ability to create and destroy instances as you need to. Just click the create button in the top left:
Then select Smart VPS:
Then enter the information. Note that most people would enter host2 for their hostname. So for example, if your domain is example.com, you would enter host2.example.com:
Step 3 - Open a migration ticket
Once your server has been created, just open up a ticket with our Heroic Support to start the migration process:
Step 4 - Close your old VPS
When the migration process is complete, just let us know so that we may terminate your Legacy VPS.
Migrating from your Legacy VPS as you can see is an easy process! But of course if you have further questions, don't hesitate to contact us.Tweet