My server had been hosted by LiquidSolutions and for the most part, I was quite pleased with their service. LiquidSolutions was purchased and the owner, ClouldShards, shut down the server that hosted my VPS. Though ClouldShards did send a notice, for some reason, I did not receive it. So, instead of having time to prepare, I had to ask them at the 11th hour to move my VPS.
The VPS was moved and I updated the DNS records about 12 hours ago. (I keep the DNS records on NameCheap and not the VPS itself). I also requested that they create a rDNS record for my server. Though the new server exists, it is not behaving in the same manner as the old one. The specific issues I noticed are as follows:
1: The VPS control panel does not show the proper OS, disk space, or memory size. 'System Information' from VirtualMin does.
2: I logged into the system via SSH. From the command line, all network-centric commands time out. For example, I tried 'host www.cnn.com', and the system responded ";; connection timed out; trying next origin;; connection timed out; no servers could be reached". Basically, it cannot resolve any addresses. (It has been suggested that having localhost in /etc/resolv.conf can cause this problem, but that is not the case here.)
3: When I enter the IP address into my browser, instead of getting to my home page, I am directed to my webmail login.
4: Sending email (smtp from Outlook) seems to be a bit slower. (I am referring to the time it takes the message to leave the Outlook Outbox. Since the server cannot resolve names, outbound messages are no going any place...) Also, logging in via TeraTerm is very slow.
My guess is that the underlying hardware may be somewhat different and that is the root cause of the problem. I truly do not want to have to rebuild the system - either from scratch or backups. Can someone suggest some steps to resolve these problems other than rebuilding?