For migrating website from webhost1/2 (Solaris) to shared LAMP hosting platform, technical owners may reference to the following guide:

  1. Apply a new iHost account
    • Apply an iHost account with following information:
      • Select the option Migrate from webhost1/ webhost2
      • Suffix the DNS with -dev (e.g. when migrates, input the DNS name "")
    • Details of the new iHost account will be sent to you within 2 working days.
  2. Files backup and migration
  3. Modify your php program or .htaccess file if necessary
    • Remove the line "#!/usr/local/bin/php" from php files if necessary.
  4. Modify database setup if necessary
    • If database is used on webhost1, it is required to change the connection setting of database host from to localhost. e.g. For WordPress users, it is required to modify the 'wp-config.php' and ensure the connecting database is localhost.
  5. Test all the web pages
    • Check and test if your new website works or not. Modify the webpages on your local hard disk and upload them to the server again if necessary.
  6. Schedule a day for switching
    • When the new site is ready, send an email to for DNS update
      e.g. changing alias “” from to
  7. Check the website again after DNS is updated