I have three websites with Godaddy, two of which I pay for on a monthly basis and the other (my main site), annually. It appears to me to be more economical to upgrade my main site to deluxe from economy, since I can have unlimited websites, according to Godaddy and then move the other two sites' data across.
What I'd like to know is what changes (if any) are made to my existing economy hosting when it's upgraded to deluxe. Do the DNS, databases and current installation set up remain untouched?
My main site is a WoltLab forum and the other two sites are WordPress.
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If you're just upgrading resources, and not changing platforms, this would generally not affect the primary website. There would be some downtime moving over the addon websites which you can plan around. The domains would need to be removed from their current hosting plans before they can be added to this hosting plan, as well as a change to the DNS. These steps usually take about an hour or two to be reflected. A possible work around is to change the domain in the hosting plans to sub-domains (something.domain.com) then forward the bare domain to these subdomains. That would have something in place as you set-up the sites in their new homes, then you can turn off the forwarding. So this would actually take a little longer, but have less time with nothing on the site. It would also be more complicated if there are databases involved.
Thanks very much for your prompt reply, Nate.
Yes indeed, I would simply be upgrading the hosting plan on my primary site from Economy (Linux) to Deluxe and remaining with the current platform. I have separate Economy plans for the other two sites, so moving those to the Deluxe plan makes sense to me.
You say, 'generally' this hosting plan upgrade would not affect the primary site. What issues could affect the primary site? It stays exactly where it is, surely?
It's a forum with a lot of activity, hence my question.
The other two are small, static sites and should be very easy to deal with.
Upgrading your hosting platform should not effect the primary domain in this case. As @Nate said, you're just upgrading resources. Something going wrong on this particular type of upgrade is about like getting hit by a meteor meant just for you.
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