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migrating Joomla website from one host to another 7 years 5 months ago #6269

  • CHBCSwim
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I have changed hosting companies and are in the process of migrating joomla website. File transfer went ok but then I received a 'database not found error'. On contacting my new host company they went into the CPanel FTP and created a database name and user name but when trying to update the config file with the new database name it would not work as they anticipated.
Can you advise as to what has to be done to complete the migration

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Re: migrating Joomla website from one host to another 7 years 5 months ago #6273

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If you have cpanel then it's really quite simple.

Using cpanel create a new database and new user name using the DATABASE Wizard.

Then using the details, just simply edit the configuration.php file.
Find the areas that contain the database sections and enter in the correct details.

Remembering that the details can't be "just about right"... they must be 100% correct.

Once you have done this, you must then also import your database.

If you have used a site transfer tool such as akeeba then this should be quite straight forward.
Rules for Website development:
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Re: migrating Joomla website from one host to another 7 years 5 months ago #6278

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thanks for that.

I had previously uploaded (via FileZilla) my public.html directory. Should I delete all those files and start again using akeeba.
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Re: migrating Joomla website from one host to another 7 years 5 months ago #6280

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If you only uploaded the files, then you don't have the database.

The fact you have uploaded all files, would allow you to now just upload the database.
But for simplicity and best practice... YES.
Just delete and upload the Akeeba package that is created from your existing site.
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Re: migrating Joomla website from one host to another 7 years 5 months ago #6281

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Another question for you:

the website is currently running Joomla 1.5.14.

I am thinking I should upgrade to the latest Joomla version before I do anything else - can you see any problems there. Once I have the latest Joomla I can then install akeeba and proceed to migrate across servers.

Is this the correct way to go?

I am looking at replacing the website totally (still in dev stage) but require this version to be accessible until such time as the new version can go live?

Your advice would be greatly appreciated

thanks
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