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Moving store to new domain


weaim2pleez

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Hi all..Ok this has probably been discussed somewhere before but I havent the slightest clue how to go about moving my store from one domain to another...can someone help mealong or put me to a website that gives the step by step proces...i'm a newbie so I need good steps :) thanks

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To move site do the following

 

1. backup your database using the backup tool in your osC admin

2. ftp all your files to your local computer

3. create new database and user (making sure you assign user to database)

4. populate your new database with sql file from last backup.

5. edit your two configure.php files to reflect the new location

6. upload all your files to the new server.

 

You should be good to go.

 

Just in case you need to know how to backup in OSC:

 

I usually double up on this to be super idiot proof.

Before I install any contrib I backup my database then ftp my whole site to my computer.

I keep all these bckups in dated folders so I could revert back to any previous version of the site if I wish

 

Then as I go through adding the contribution I save a renamed backup version of each file that is changed.

For instance if I was changing the index.php file I would first save the file as index_old.php so if I muck it up I can always delete the mucked up file and rename index_old.php to index.php and the file is back where it started.

 

Then I can take my time to figure out where my problem was.

 

If you did not backup your files you might need to install another version on osc on your server in a different folder and copy the files you need from the fresh install.

Backup before making changes. Backup before making changes! Backup before making changes!!

 

You did do a backup? eh?

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BTW if you have Ultimate SEO installed you will need to edit the .htaccess file as well.

Backup before making changes. Backup before making changes! Backup before making changes!!

 

You did do a backup? eh?

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