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[resolved] Migrating from Windows to Linux (5 posts)

  1. nathan12343
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi,

    I am in the process of creating up a WP site on a Windows Server (IIS6)(avenuetennis.asteraweb.co.uk) but because of the unfriendly URLs I need to move it to a new domain and server running Linux (www.avenuetennis.com).

    The current site has data from a MySQL dBase and a number of active plugins that I want to keep. The only reason for the move is the pretty permalinks.

    When I did a straight copy of all files the permalink structure kept 'index.php' in the url. I know that the new Linux server will allow mod_rewrite.

    Can anyone tell me how to do this? I guess it could be quite simple... (or should that read hope!)

    Thanks

  2. Jeremy Clark
    Moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    When you get it over to the new server go to your permalinks settings and remove the index.php from the custom permalink.

  3. nathan12343
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks for that, I'll definitely look out for it. But how do I move the files in the first place? Is it a simple matter of copying exactly what I have on the windows server (and domain) over to the new Linux server (and new domain)?

  4. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

  5. nathan12343
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Perfect. I had the copying of files, but not the changing of the URL in the site options.

    I was also sure to change the custom URL sting to exclude index.php.

    It now works like a charm!

    Many thanks

    Nathan

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