By: Managed hosting review | posted in Tutorials |
Date: August 2nd, 2009
I’m not going to each step by step, I am assuming you know the basics. If you don’t understand any of the steps, write a question below and I’ll try to answer to you asap.
Before you proceed, I am using phpmyadmin, and a ftp software. Ask your web host provider if you need help finding them.
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1. First, you will need to backup your database by using phpmyadmin to export your database. If you don’t know how to use phpmyadmin, then check out this post I made Backup your wordpress database and follow the link in that post.
2. Once you have backup your database the next step is to backup all your other files for the front end. Files like the php, css, html, gif, jpg, video files, pretty much all the files you see on your ftp.
3. When you have the database and all the front end files backup in your hard drive. It’s time to upload them to your new web host.
4. Go to your domain registration web site and change the domain DNS to match your new web host provider DNS. If you don’t know this, ask your new web hosting provider.
5. Now you will need to add your domain to the new web host so you can use their ftp to upload all your files to the correct folder. You will also need to create a new database on the new web host and import your WordPress database to it. Again you will need to use the phpmyadim on your new web host to import back the database.
6. When you have all the files upload to your new web host and the database imported to your database using phpmyadmin. You will have to change this file “wp-config.php” by using your ftp. It should be on your root folder. You will need to match your database name, database user name and the database password.
I hope that make sense… if not leave me a comment below..
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