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bwoods01
New Web Host
  • 2006/12/29 12:47

  • bwoods01

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I got a new web host and am wondering what is the best way to get all my info onto my new web host? I copied all my files from the old host to my hard drive. I did a backup of the database through the control panel and copied the file to my hard drive. I did a backup of the database and table using backpack, I also did a backup using the protector module.

Do I need to do an install of XOOPS on the new web host and then copy the files and database to the new site? Which database backup would be best to use, the one from the control panel, the one from protector module, or the two from the backpack module (database and table)?

Thanks,

Buddy

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Mithrandir
Re: New Web Host

Check this FAQ on site migration and let us know if you get stuck.

You should not need to install XOOPS again, just copy the files, import the database (if you do it through the control panel and it is of the same type as the one your old host had, I'd put my money on that - but any of the database dumps should do) and finally modify mainfile.php in your XOOPS root to reflect the new url, path and/or MySQL connectivity information

Remember to set cache, templates_c and uploads directories (with subdirectories) writeable by the webserver and when you are done with the mainfile.php, set it to be read-only.
"When you can flatten entire cities at a whim, a tendency towards quiet reflection and seeing-things-from-the-other-fellow's-point-of-view is seldom necessary."

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bwoods01
Re: New Web Host
  • 2006/12/29 15:31

  • bwoods01

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Thanks, Mithrandir!
Quote:
modify mainfile.php in your XOOPS root to reflect the new url, path and/or MySQL connectivity information

I tranferred my domain, and if I set up the database the same as on my old web host everything should be okay, correct?

Thanks,
Buddy

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Mithrandir
Re: New Web Host

it should, yes (not a guarantee that it does - but it should )
"When you can flatten entire cities at a whim, a tendency towards quiet reflection and seeing-things-from-the-other-fellow's-point-of-view is seldom necessary."

Cusix Software

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bwoods01
Re: New Web Host
  • 2006/12/30 19:29

  • bwoods01

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  • Since: 2004/12/18


Thanks again, Mithrandir!

Everything went good!

Buddy

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