This is my first post here and I tried to follow guidelines. Feedback is welcome.
I am restoring to a different server with my BackupWordpress plugin's backup file. I already had a sandbox WP file on a server and uploaded the backup files, replacing the ones there. I used myPHPadmin via cpanel to import the database. My understanding is that I'll need to do a search/replace of URLs prior to use, but I'm not that far yet. So far, I'm getting error message that WP can't interact with database. I did not have access to the mySQL info on host server, just FTP, so I don't know how to specify appropriately so WordPress on new server will "see" the database.
In myPHPadmin I created a new database and then imported the sql file. Received successful import message.
I've read a number of articles saying 'enter your database name and user name', but I don't know PHP or mySQL. I found this text in the wp-config.php file and I 'named' the database that but it didn't work.
// ** MySQL settings - You can get this info from your web host ** // /** The name of the database for WordPress */ define('DB_NAME', 'cic1204304404073'); /** MySQL database username */ define('DB_USER', 'cic1204304404073'); /** MySQL database password */ define('DB_PASSWORD', 'Dq8Ngr4o'); /** MySQL hostname */ define('DB_HOST', 'cic1204304404073.db.5534544.hostedresource.com'); /** Database Charset to use in creating database tables. */ define('DB_CHARSET', 'utf8'); /** The Database Collate type. Don't change this if in doubt. */ define('DB_COLLATE', '');
I'm seeking advice on what to do so WordPress will talk to the database. They're both there, as best I understand. I think I'm close, but I'm at a standstill. There's no link to my site because nothing shows, just the error message "Error establishing a database connection". Thanks,