Ever since Google disabled its RSS reader, I have been using Fever. But there are two problems: (1) The developer shut it down, and (2) the license is tied to a specific domain. But now I need to move my server to a new domain.

The good news: domain checking only happens during installation. I could have simply moved the files and database. For a different reason, I wanted to do a fresh install. This is how I did it:

  • Point my old domain to the new server
  • Perform the install – this will pull the application files from the Fever server
  • Import my feeds via an .opml file
  • Restore the original DNS entries

At this point, Fever does not care any more about the fact that the domain it was purchased for does not match the server’s domain any more.