How to transfer my website to another site
Posted by Vasily B., Last modified by Vasily B. on 13 May 2015 12:34 AM


Sometimes you might have a need to copy the whole website including settings and data to a new hosting server. Here is the set of instructions how to do this.

The very first step is to copy all your files from your subrion location to a new server. There are several ways to do that:

  1. pack files in cPanel file manager and then move and unpack them on your new server
  2. pack files in SSH using any shell package command like tar, gzip, etc.
  3. download files using FTP to your local PC and then upload them to a new location

Note: you can remove all the files from your tmp/ directory as they are not needed for the new server and they will be generated dynamically.

The second step is to transfer your MySQL database. You can do that in your hosting phpMyAdmin. Simply make a full backup of your subrion database and import it in your new website database.

After you do the steps described above you should make the final changes:

  1. set writable permissions for uploads/, tmp/ directories
  2. configure your includes/ file and put your new database details there

That's all. Open your website in your browser - it should work fine.

In case you have any questions - please ask in the support forums or helpdesk.

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Comments (3)
Keith Nourse
18 November 2011 11:20 PM
I like the design of your website! It looks really full.
10 January 2012 03:33 AM
Thanks for cotnriubting. It's helped me understand the issues.
Karen Orman
04 August 2015 06:35 PM
Very Helpful > Thank you so much. So pleased, all worked well.

You may want to add this to your main website, hard to find this....
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