Server Migration is Easy with PHP

July 13, 2009

Recently we had to make an emergency move from our old servers (where we had been for 5-6 years) to our own dedicated server because of technical difficulties in the heads of the nerd’s who managed the servers had been sitting on.

I will spare you the details of my server migration ordeal for now. What I want to point out, is that PHP (once again) has proven to be a great choice as the server side programming language.

PHP is consistent …

During this move, I had to deal with a bunch of web apps and scripts that included a nice buffet of technologies like:

– Perl
– Java

.. Yes, the dreaded evil configuration hell that is J2EE!!

To make a long story short, migrating the PHP apps was a snap – copy over the files, set up the database and were off! On the other hand, I still have to get around to figuring out why the Perl and Java applications don’t want to run on the new server.


PHP continues to rock, saving me time, money and headaches.

Stefan Mischook


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