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    Question Moved Servers - What to do with site on old server?


    I've just moved my site to another host with a new server. i've changed nameservers etc, now Im just waiting for the IP change to kick in.

    I was just wondering though, what do I do with my site that was on the old server? Delete all the files? I'm wary of google seeing two identical sites (one on the old server and another on the new)

    How long does it take for google to see that the site has moved? ie. stops going to the old IP address.

    I dont know much about moving servers, only SEO!

    Any guidance would be appreciated.
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    When the DNS changes have propagated throughout the internet it normally doesn't matter anymore. To be safe I'd say give it 3 days, check the IP adress of your site from multiple places and if all of them return the new one, it's ok.

    When that's done the data on the old server cannot be found through your domainname anymore. It could be that you or someone else have a link to the old IP adress and this way it is possible for SE's to find the old data.

    So just to be sure you can delete all old files 3 days after the DNS change.
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    Thats great..thanks mate

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