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Backing up my information and changing my domain (4 posts)

  1. AKGMA
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi
    I want to change my host and domain and so I want to back up all of my wordpress content , theme , etc.
    My current control panel is an old version of Cpanel
    What should i do?

  2. brettlewis
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Here you will find how to backup your wordpress database using cpanel:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Backing_Up_Your_Database

    As far as your theme goes, just download the theme folder that you are using onto your computer and upload it onto the new server.

    A lot of host will provide file trasfer for free with a new account, if they do and you are worried about doing the things above, see if they can help. If not, it should be pretty simple to just transfer the files over with an FTP, or even with your cpanel file manager.

  3. obscure
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    The key issue to remember is there are two separate parts of the blog to back up. Certain files from the wordpress directory on your web server and (as Brett points out) the Database - often on a separate server.

    Brett has pointed you to info on the database and in addition you need to take a copy of your wp-content folder and your images folder.

  4. brettlewis
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    also, if that is too complex you can use the tools>export menu to create and xml file of all your posts, pages, comments, custom fields, categories, and tags. Not sure though if it will export settings and other little things.

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