Alright – back to my client again.
I finally got them to start the switch to Linux, however the way the hosting company sets it up is that they give you a new, “provisional” IP address that’s set up with Linux hosting. You can build your site there, and when ready, they will point the domain (that’s currently on a Windows server, hence the switch) to the new IP for you – this way your old Windows hosted site can stay up and online while you build the new site on the other server.
Here’s my question though…
How do I do this using only one MySQL database (that already has posts in it) and where WP is already installed on the Windows site (in a subfolder), but I want it on the new one.
– We will NOT be able to use the domain name until after the site is completely built. Will this cause problems later on, as the install HAS to be at an IP address right now?
– I have just one MySQL database.
– There are about a dozen posts (from when we tried to get this to work on the Windows server) that I really would rather not lose if possible. Worst case, I suppose I can stay up late and copy them over myself, but is that necessary?
*whew* I so can’t wait to get this site finished…
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