I have recently been moving a lot of websites to a new server at my hosts request - bigger better faster servers. This was achieved using a nifty feature in Web Host Manager (CPanels Hosting Management interface) called Transfer - with several options on the way to move sites over. The operation tarballs you site up, ftp’s it to the new server, unpacks it and puts all your settings back to what they were. Perfect. Only none of my EE sites worked after the move. These are all EE1 sites because the old server only ran php4 so there are no EE2 sites on it.
It appeared to be a database connection issue and I was able to easily resolve this by creating a new database user, add them to the database and then I altered the config file to match:
$conf[‘db_username’] = “youraccount_newuser”;
$conf[‘db_password’] = “newuserpassword”;
And hey presto everything worked.
Not sure why the existing username and password didn’t work or get transfered over correctly and I did not try changing the original user password which would have been simpler but this process worked and I used it on all the EE 1x sites I migrated.
Now to sort out the blooming DNS issues I ran up against - what a faf!
Have you changed your keychain password recently and then had issues with Apple mail and other services such as linkedin, Google, Flickr, Vimeo and others? I have exactly this and eventually solved it with a quick fix that will save you a lot of time.
Moving a site to new hosting can be fraught with issues. Here is one technique that I find useful when moving to a website to a new hosting server.
A plaster model kit of a classic French wooden goods shed.
Completion of the SRB001 Freelance DEUTZ Style 0-4-0DM chassis including the running gear and motor withthe body work following.
Stuart Brewer is a fellow GDNGRS member and is one of the most acomplished model makers I know - this is his first kit and my attempts at building it.