Solved

migrating word press site to another host

Posted on 2015-02-20
1
164 Views
Last Modified: 2015-02-20
Potential client wants me to move his ecommerce site from his current host to a new host.  The current host is also his former webmaster.  The site is a very involved ecommerce site built in word press.  Is there a way to salvage the database?

Do i need to get a new ssl?
0
Comment
Question by:nsitedesigns
[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
1 Comment
 
LVL 43

Accepted Solution

by:
Chris Stanyon earned 500 total points
ID: 40621395
If the domain name is the same, just hosted on a different server, then your database will likely transfer across just fine. To be sure, you could do a complete SQL dump of the DB, which will create a .sql file. This is basically just a text file, so you can open it in any decent text editor and search (and replace if necessary) any old-server specific paths.

If the domain name is different, then you could still use the above procedure - just search and replace the old domain for the new.

There are various tool to make this easier. The 'default' tool is phpMyAdmin, which is a web-based database management tool, and is usually accessible through your hosting control panel. Personally I prefer a PC hosted application called sqlYog Community - other include the MySQL Workbench.

As for the SSL - yes, you'll need a new one. SSL Certificates are bound  to the IP address of the server, and this will be different between hosts.
0

Featured Post

Salesforce Made Easy to Use

On-screen guidance at the moment of need enables you & your employees to focus on the core, you can now boost your adoption rates swiftly and simply with one easy tool.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
help thx 6 36
javascript form - error when hitting enter 3 46
Change Wording in Wordpress Plugin 4 39
history of pages 7 52
Although a lot of people devote their energy toward marketing for specific industries, there are some basic principles that can be applied to any sector imaginable. We’ll look at four steps to take and examine how those steps were put into action fo…
Australian government abolished Visa 457 earlier this April and this article describes how this decision might affect Australian IT scene and IT experts.
The purpose of this video is to demonstrate how to set up an RSS Feed on a WordPress Website. This will be demonstrated using a Windows 8 PC. Feedburner will be used for this demonstration. Go to your WordPress login page. This will look like the…
You have products, that come in variants and want to set different prices for them? Watch this micro tutorial that describes how to configure prices for Magento super attributes. Assigning simple products to configurable: We assigned simple products…

738 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