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EEcms tip - transfering site to a new server

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!

by | 08 Aug 2011 |

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