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Moving wordpress to new host, with same domain correctly (3 posts)

  1. doctorwhobbc
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have a wordpress site which i need to move to a new host, and if possible have the old installation working, incase i need a backup.

    I have the following files on my harddrive:
    Complete copy of root directory from old host
    .sql backup of old database
    .xml backup from wordpress > export

    Last time i tried this i ended up not having the settings from my theme moved and on both the new and old installation they had double everything (double pages, posts, comments, menus, widgets).

    I have been looking at http://codex.wordpress.org/Moving_WordPress but since EVERYTHING will stay the same (using same DB name, prefix, user, pass), same file structure how can i move the blog correctly? This is a major site so if it stuffs up im seriously screwed, since i have clients like the BBC going to look at my work in a days time.

    Please someone give me the correct method.

    Thanks so much

  2. doctorwhobbc
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Here is a better explanation post:
    I have a wordpress blog on another host that I would like to fully transfer to my new hostt.

    I had a copy of the website on my server, and decided to use that first because if something went wrong it wouldnt wreck the good copy. This is what happened when i copied the wordpress files and imported the database.

    It should look like... http://i44.servimg.com/u/f44/14/24/97/08/before10.png

    But BOTH copys (the copy on my reseller account and the backup on my server) ended up like this... http://i44.servimg.com/u/f44/14/24/97/08/after10.png

    Even though the new host and my server are not connected in any way at all, both copys eneded up useless. Whenever i try to modify the settings via wp-admin i get errors saying corrupted files.

    So now, with only the GOOD copy left i cannot stuff this one up

    I have the following files on my harddrive:
    Complete copy of root directory
    .sql backup of database
    .xml backup from wordpress > export

    I have been looking at http://codex.wordpress.org/Moving_WordPress but since EVERYTHING will stay the same (using same DB name, prefix, user, pass), same file structure how can i move the blog correctly? This is a major site so if it stuffs up im seriously screwed, since i have clients like the BBC going to look at my work in a days time.

    If you could please help

    Thanks

  3. govpatel
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    All you need to do is upload and restore your database.
    did you create a database in new server with same user info.

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