I want to move a website
from one server to another, keeping the downtime as short as possible. At the time of writing, the older server has an IP address of 126.96.36.199 and the new one 188.8.131.52.
The certificate is working okay
I can copy the Apache configuration files to another server, as well as all the data. Then I can change the IP address where the DNS points the domain to.
Can I create the SSL certificates on the new server, without the DNS pointing at it, then update the DNS once all the data, configuration files and SSL certificates are in place on the new server. Or should I remove the certificates from the first server, change the DNS, then create them on the new server?