Moving a Joomla Website

Posted on 2013-10-29
Last Modified: 2013-10-29
We have a Joomla website; we want to move it to a different host.

How can that be accomplished (I realize the new host must support Joomla)?

Question by:Richard Korts
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by:Steven Harris
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Do you have access to the files on through the hosting provider, or is this through a web hosting site such as Web, Wix, etc?

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by:Richard Korts
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I have access to the files. I am NOT a Joomla person, I am a long time web developer & I am very familiar with ftp, web MySQL databases, etc.


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by:Richard Korts
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To ThinkSpaceSolutions,

I'm actually not 100% certain that the site is in Joomla.

How can I tell? I have full access to the site & all subfolders through ftp.

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by:Steven Harris
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If you are using a hosting provider, you should be able to see installed applications.
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by:Richard Korts
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to ThinkSpaceSolutions

I'm using 1 & 1; I can see all files on the site, 1 & 1 supports Joomla, I just need to determine if it really is Joomla or not.

I AM NOT a Joomla developer, I DO NOT know what to look for.

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by:Steven Harris
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Are you able to provide the site name?  You can check the meta tag for any relevant hints/info.  There are also some other tricks to look for.

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by:Richard Korts
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I found out. There is a website You just enter the url.

So now I need to know how to move it.

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Steven Harris earned 500 total points
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You will need to FTP content to  local PC;

copy the database with phpMyAdmin:
-Login to the database that you want to duplicate using phpMyAdmin
-Click the database name on the left-hand side of the page.
-Select the Export tab
-Select the Save as file option
-Click Go
-You'll then be prompted to save the database file on your personal computer

Change configuration.php for new server/host;

FTP to Server/host.

What exact steps do you need in-depth help with?

Also, there is a tool called Akeeba that you may want to look at.  It is used to backup and transfer Jooml! content using .jba file that runs as an installer.

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by:Richard Korts
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I think this will work.


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