Move a Joomla Site

Posted on 2013-11-05
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Last Modified: 2013-11-10
I am an experienced web developer.

I am trying to move a Joomla site from one host (1 & 1) to another (HostGator). I AM not a Joomla developer, I have never used it. I understand that joomla uses a MySQL database.

I did the following:

(1) Using ftp, copied all the files & folder at the old hosting site to my local computer.

(2) Exported the entire Joomla database from the old host to my local computer.

(3) Set up a location to house the site content on the new host.

(4) Created a new MySQL database on the new host.

(5) Edited the file configuration.php to point to the new database.

(6) Set the variable $password in configuration.php to the new database password.

(7) Imported the exported database into the new database.

(8) Using ftp, uploaded the entire downloaded content (with configuration.php edited as previously described) to the proper folder on the new host.

(9) Tried to run the site at the new host: http://cameronweddingfilms.com/warshmywindows/ Please do this; it partially loads then seems stuck.

The "live" site is at www.warshmywindows.com.

It seems like the "slider" content plus some css is missing.

Any suggestions?

Question by:Richard Korts
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Expert Comment

ID: 39625332
For Joomla I use only Akeeba Backup. Several times I changed hosting company with no problem.  You can backup your site with Akeeba Backup and go to new host and recover with Akeeba Kick Start. You need make sure if your new host company's server meets minimum Joomla requirements.

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by:Richard Korts
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That appears to work ONLY if Joomla is running on my computer. It is not. I don't even know how to do that & I can't waste time with that.

Is there no way to do this other than that? That seems incredibly complex.

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Richard Korts earned 0 total points
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I figured it out; configuration parameter $live_site must be null.

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by:Richard Korts
ID: 39636732
I figured it out from research using Google

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