sorry if it's been answered before, can't find any discussions...
I've been developing on localhost, and now i want to deploy my site on AnHosting. I tried to transfer the tar.gz'd file system and mysqldump'd database, but that gave me errors. After investigation, I discovered that I'm supposed to export content as XML and then import on a new WP install.
The issue with export/import is that it doesn't seem to retain module configurations, like podPress settings, and whatnot. There are actually quite a few module customizations I've made on the localhost, so simply clean-installing and reconfiguring all the modules will be a very tedious task. In fact, I tried doing that and also tried .tar.gz + .sql, and the latter solution required fewer modifications to get the site working properly.
Anyway, the question is how does one go about migrating/deploying WP sites when they're working daily on their localhost? The task was much easier in Drupal (haha, I just wanted to get ya'll riled up)