All of the necessary DNS changes have been made. The VPS is up and updated and all the security software is installed and, mostly, configured.
I am using with ModSecurity with OWASP ModSecurity Core Rule Set (plus a few other little hacks with the .htaccess file). SMTP transport is ready to roll, too. Sticking with “sendinblue”. They work well, even with their free tier.
Now onto captcha and caching.
Then the daunting task of shuttling almost 100GB of data from the other server.