Solved

Move a Joomla Site

Posted on 2013-11-05
4
395 Views
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?

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:Richard Korts
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
4 Comments
 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:teomcam
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.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Richard Korts
ID: 39625366
teomcam

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.
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
Richard Korts earned 0 total points
ID: 39625716
I figured it out; configuration parameter $live_site must be null.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Richard Korts
ID: 39636732
I figured it out from research using Google
0

Featured Post

Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Change Joomla Logo Graphic This tutorial goes over the steps to change the Joomla Logo in the template you are using. For this example we will be assuming you are using the rhuk_milkyway Joomla Template which is installed by default. You will …
Here is a tutorial for making your own Joomla templates. Note before reading, you should have some existing knowledge of web development using HTML and CSS. Design Layout: Design your template in a graphics program like Adobe PhotoShop or Corel…
There are cases when e.g. an IT administrator wants to have full access and view into selected mailboxes on Exchange server, directly from his own email account in Outlook or Outlook Web Access. This proves useful when for example administrator want…
NetCrunch network monitor is a highly extensive platform for network monitoring and alert generation. In this video you'll see a live demo of NetCrunch with most notable features explained in a walk-through manner. You'll also get to know the philos…

688 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question