Moving WordPress Nightmare (5 posts)

  1. ChristineMarieStudio
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I moved a wordpress website from one host to another. I have the xml backup file and access to the old site for a while. From what I understand if it is a straight move, you can just move the files? Does wordpress need to be installed first in the new location?

    Here is the site: http://www.motherandchild-edu.org

    anywhere you go, it says error estabilishing database connection

    there is also this error: Failed loading C:\Inetpub\vhosts\aidright.com\httpdocs\ioncube\ioncube_loader_win_4.4.dll

    Help! i need to fix this today.

  2. gwalker
    Posted 6 years ago #

    yes you will need to set up a few things such as your database and then instruct your config file of the data base's location, user name, password, etc

  3. ChristineMarieStudio
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I just told godaddy to install wordpress and I will update the config file. I hope that works.

  4. Mark Ratledge
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 6 years ago #

    While you're at it, change from windows to linux hosting; you'll have fewer problems in the long run: Switching Your Hosting Account Operating System - GoDaddy Help Center. The change takes a few hours.

    After wordpres is running, import your XML file and then move the theme from your old site to your new hosting.

  5. ChristineMarieStudio
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thank you. I think I just went out of order.

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