Joomla and Network Solutions Hosting

I have my Joomla site finished and would like to finally upload it. I am using Network Solutions as my host

https://www.networksolutions.com

how exactly do I get my database up (it is currently in wamp)

and where do I put my folder.  


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zyanjAsked:
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Member_5340450Commented:
The wamp folder is the root folder of your Joomla site. So if you created localhost/mysite, then mysite is the root. Now here's the thing - if you upload your wamp site as is, you will upload your wamp configuration. Since you've never modified a configuration file before, it's going to be easier for you to load a fresh 1.5.15 installation to your Network Solutions folder. Then create an empty mysql database using the control panel. I think the public folder in net sol is "public_html." It might be htdocs. You will FTP your joomla fresh unzip  to that public folder. You can then run http://yoursite.com. The index.php file will recognize a fresh, unaltered configuration.php in the root folder. It will ask you for the database info you just setup, the name of your site, like that. Then once the fresh install is done, delete the installation folder. Then run your localhost/phpmyadmin. Do an export of your joomla database. Run net sol phpmyadmin. Do an import of the localhost export. Voila. The configuration file has the net sol settings it needs and the database has any content changes you made locally.
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zyanjAuthor Commented:
I have edited the config file before, lets go the config file route

also where do I go to find the phpMyAdmin?
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Member_5340450Commented:
On wamp it's localhost/phpmyadmin.
On net sol it's in the control panel, sorry I don't know that interface that well.
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Member_5340450Commented:
Forgot to say -- so in this case you will upload your installation to the public htdocs or public_html folder (whatever net sol uses for the root of a web site). You will change the config values for:
log_path
tmp_path
live_site
host
user
db
password

1. upload your files
2. create the database on net sol
3. dump the database on local host
4. upload the database from localhost to net sol
5. change the config
6. upload the config
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nickvillaumeCommented:
Another option is to install http://www.akeebabackup.com/. With a little bit of configuration, it will zip up your entire site and database and then you can just upload that and unzip it on the server. It has it's own installation script recreate all the database tables, etc.
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zyanjAuthor Commented:
I am still having a problem...

If anyone has ever used netsol to put up a joomla site I would like step by step first timer instructions


thanks
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zyanjAuthor Commented:
the #1 issue is, myphpadmin is no where to be found?
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lazysheepmediaCommented:
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zyanjAuthor Commented:
i was not setup on unix they said... i was on a windows based server
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