Installing WordPress on new Host (6 posts)

  1. roscoparker
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi all,

    I know that this topic has been extensively covered, so I apologise for posting again.

    I need to develop a new WordPress site for a friend who already has a existing static (non-Wordpress) website. They are looking to move to a new Web Host for the new WordPress site.

    What I need to know is what is the best way to host the WordPress site while I develop it for the client?

    Should I develop it locally using phpMyAdmin and then install it on the new host when it is ready?

    Should I get the client to move their site to the new host, and then develop the WordPress site on a sub-directory (www.newsite.com/wordpress/)?

    or, is there a better way that anyone can recommend?

    Any help will be appreciated.

  2. wpbum
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I always install a WP instance on my live server and develop there. This way they can always see the status of the site.

    When they say it is good to go I transfer it to their server.

  3. roscoparker
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Ok great, that makes sense. So I develop it on a sub-directory on my own site and when it's ready transfer it across?

    Any advice on best practice for transferring it from one domain to another?

  4. wpbum
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Well there are plenty of ways to do it but here is how I do it.

    Old Server
    Compress wp-content folder. Download
    Export database.

    New Server
    Install WP using your favorite method
    Upload wp-content folder. Extract
    Import database.
    Browse to options and change the Site Address and WP Address URLs.


    This way usually takes me about 5 minutes.

  5. Andrew Bartel
    Posted 3 years ago #

    +1 to Aaron's method

    This script is pretty boss too if you end up with a bunch of content you need to export to a different url.

  6. roscoparker
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Great, thanks guys. Seems pretty straight forward.

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