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Transfering a blog from one hosting to another?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Prodige, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. Prodige

    Prodige Regular Member

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    Was wondering how difficult it is to transfer a WP blog from one hosting account to another? Any guides that somebody could recommend to me?
     
  2. wallbangers

    wallbangers Junior Member

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    I use a managed server so i have tech's that handle it for me but you should just be able to use a ftp program to login to both boxes at the same time and transfer documents that way. make sure you backup the sql database so you can import it into the box etc.

    make sure everything is moved over before you go and switch out nameservers on the domain.
     
  3. jeffers1957

    jeffers1957 Registered Member

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    If you have been using cpanel on your present host and your new one is also cpanel then they should be able to easily transfer it complete for you.If not make a backup of your site in cpanel/backups and also a back up of your database and then it is very simple to make a new database on your new host restore a back up of your main site then import your database sql file and you are in business.Bit brief but if you need any help dont hesitate to pm me.
     
  4. CyberGlitch

    CyberGlitch Junior Member

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    Very easy.

    Copy all the files from 1 host to the other.
    Go into phpMyAdmin and export the DB.
    Do the same on your new host and import the DB.
    Change the login/password info for the new db inside wp-config.php

    That's all there is to it.
     
  5. hexa714

    hexa714 Junior Member

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    It's pretty easy. Here's a link to the WordPress doc on how to do it.

    Code:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Moving_WordPress
     
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