Switching servers – how to?
I’ve researched a while, but most threads treat specific problems, not the procedure itself in detail (or I am too tired already to find it).
I need to move a large WP installation with lots of hacks and lots of content from one server to another server (of the same host). The only difference between these servers is their MySQL version (the current one uses 4.1.19, the new one 4.1.20).
I’m now wondering how to best (and easiest) achieve this. One problem is that while the move is done I won’t have a final DNS resolution on the new server, it will run on a subfolder of the server IP. Right now I am _thinking_ that this won’t be the greatest problem, as WP can be assigned blog/site addresses.
BUT – what is the best way to go about this?
I planned on…
– copying all files including upload folders to new space
– creating a database with the same username/PW combo
– populating the database via PHPMyAdmin with the content of the old one
But probably it isn’t going to work like this?
Who has done something like this before and what are your experiences and suggestions?
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