Moving WordPress Site (4 posts)

  1. polivox
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I am changing web hosts/servers. I downloaded via ftp all my folders and files from my old host/server and then uploaded them all to my new host/server via ftp.

    Before I move my domain name / point domain to the new host, I wanted to make sure the site was working via my temp url on the new server (http://boweeb.ipower.web) but I get an error message saying that there was a problem connecting to the database.

    I exported my wordpress database ver1004206012234 from the old host/server, but it won't finish importing to the new host/server, it keeps saying the database already exists. My new host told me to create the database, how else can I import?

    Please excuse my ignorance, I am not a programmer or expert. I was unhappy with GoDaddy and wanted to move my site to IPowerWeb.

    Can someone help me get my site moved successfully, so then I can move my domain?

    many thanks,
    Steve Moore.

  2. valuxes
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Probably your export from the old server included a statement to create the database. Delete the DB in the new server (if there is nothing in it) and just run the import.

  3. Mark Bloomfield
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Your new server will most likely have its own hostname etc to the DB and you'll need to update these logins in your wp-config.php file.

  4. polivox
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Sorry, as I said, I'm not a programmer or very knowledgable. How do I edit the wp-config.php file? Should I edit it once I download it to my hard-drive, before moving to the new server?
    My new host had me create a database for WP 'ver1004.....' If I delete that database from my new host's MySql, then how do I import the old database?

    Sorry for the questions, but I'm completely lost and I'm desperate to move my WP site from a crappy old web host to a new host.

    thank you,

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