I’ve spent a lot of the weekend getting rmvr.com ready to move to a new host. Two of the reasons I don’t like the current host are 1) no shell access, and 2) no CVS.*
I’ve copied everything to the new host, and have spent a lot of time just cleaning things up – re-validating everything, a little directory rearrangement which involved learning lots more about .htaccess, and analyzing all links and re-creating the site map using Xenu Link Sleuth. It’ll be really nice to have the CVS repository and the site itself on the same machine.
Now all I have to is wrest the domain name back from the current host. I wasted an awful lot of time trying to get the DNS changed at the registrar, but it turned out that the domain name was part of a bulk purchase by the host and it doesn’t matter who the admin contact is, the hosting company controls it. Wish me luck.
*The other reasons are: wonky PHP support, poor online documentation, poor control panel, poor tech support, and although this isn’t my problem, too expensive. I’m moving it to Dreamhost.