How to transfer the site to another hosting site running CMS Joomla.
Very many users are interested in the question of howmove the site to another hosting site running CMS Joomla. This process is very responsible and requires the increased attention of the user. The procedure is divided into two very important stages: preparation for transfer, file transfer and configuration.
Preparing for a transfer
Successful porting of the site joomla to hosting in anotherplace depends largely on how well and properly prepared for this process. It is extremely important to correctly copy files from the hosting server to the computer. If the site is very large and consists of many files, then the copying procedure can last a very long time.
During copying, the user is not insuredfrom network failures and loss of communication, which can affect the quality of the process. Files may not be copied correctly or completely. To improve the security and reliability of copying, it is recommended that you perform this procedure twice, save both versions of the files, and then compare them. If they are identical, then the copying was successful. Before moving the site to another hosting, it is very important to conduct this comparison. Many hosters in their control panels provide the ability to archive data. Then the files can be downloaded by the archive, which is much easier.
In addition to the files, you need to copy the database andCMS Joomla settings. Therefore, the next step will be backup of data stored in MySQL, because it is with it that the CMS works. To do this, you need to find the PhpMyAdmin section in the hosting control panel and export all Joomla tables from it to the gzip archive file.
Transferring files and setting up
Before moving the domain to another hosting,it is very important to get acquainted with its rules and settings. You should check if there are .htaccess and index.php files there. When transferring data, they should be replaced with their own files. To manage the database, you need to find in the control panel PhpMyAdmin and create a new database there or use an existing one if it already exists. It needs to import the previously created gzip archive. If after this table appeared, it means that the import was successful.
Before moving the site to another hosting,You need to change the Joomla configuration settings in the configuration.php file. To do this, open it with a notebook and change the settings to those that were issued when buying a new hosting. Most often the changes concern the following lines:
the name of the database;
The new hoster should give the user newParameters of DNS-servers that should be registered in the registration panel. These actions must be performed in order to link the user's site to a new hosting.
Carefully and carefully, as copied files withprevious hosting, you need to fill them with a new server. It is best to check the communication status before transferring the site to another hosting, because breaks and failures in this procedure are unacceptable. If the settings of the new server allow, then you can upload files by archive, and then unpack them on a new site.
After a successful transfer of filesregister write permissions in some folders. First of all it concerns "/ images / stories /" and "/ cache /". In addition to these, there may be other components on the user's site that require the definition of rights to write, for example, a photo gallery. Now you need to go to the admin panel of the site and try to log in. If this was successful, then the site transfer was successful.