tranferring from seller host to mine

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  1. mikey29

    mikey29 Regular Member

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    I just bought a site. I want to transfer from the seller host to mine. I have limited experience using ftp, but I know how to use it. I am using cuteftp (30 day trial).

    The sellertold me to do this, in this order:

    What am I doing wrong? Take me step by step if you can
     
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  2. abhi1

    abhi1 Power Member

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    1) Download the site to your system from the sellers host.
    2) Download the sites database to your system from the sellers host. (if sites has a database)
    3) Upload all the files to the domains directory
    4) Upload the database using phpMyAdmin on your cPanel (if sites has a database)
    5) Edit the configuration file of the website and update it with your hosts settings
    6) Change the domains nameserver to you host.

    Done!!! :D
     
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  3. ukescuba

    ukescuba Senior Member

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    take a look at joomlaplug.com they have a great tool for moving dynamic database driven websites called xcloner, although this is a joomla plugin they also have a standalone version too

    the tool basically does what abhi1 told you to do but makes it a little easier and quicker to do

    regardless make sure you have the following credentials - you will need them:

    1) ftp username and password
    2) username and password to access his database as well as the database name

    hth
     
  4. mikey29

    mikey29 Regular Member

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    The www, access and public does not want to transfer, I tried multiple times.
    I gave up on it.

    How would I let somebody into my hosting account without them messing my account up, seeing what I got and changing to my password.

    Yes I got somebody in mind (the seller), so dont ask.