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XF 1.3 Changing Domain? D:

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by Riaz, Sep 28, 2014.

  1. Riaz

    Riaz Member

    Soo I really want to change the domain of my Xenforo forums from Recklesspvp.com - FactionAcademy.com Now, I wasnt the one setting up xenforo. That was my friend. So now that I no longer can contact him due to personal reasons Im quite lost at how to do this.

    My Xenforo is hosted on a dedicated server and Im quite bad at configuring the Xenforo part.
    So Ive set my domains to point to the correct IP adress. but if you go to
    http://factionacademy.com -> You will see that error thing. And if you go to http://recklesspvp.com its the forum page.

    So what I ask is, how do I swap it over so factionacademy.com becomes the url of my website?
    Please also leave it a bit specific answer since Im obviously not the best at this.
    Thanks!!
     
  2. JulianD

    JulianD Well-Known Member

    The apache welcome screen is telling you that your domains has not been configured properly and thus is showing you the default welcome page. You need to update your old domain to start serving pages under the new domain. If you can specify which type of CPanel do you have, I can perhaps give you more detailed information on how to do it.
     
  3. Riaz

    Riaz Member

    Im sorry, Im not very good at this so Im not sure. I think it might be phpmyadmin
     
  4. JulianD

    JulianD Well-Known Member

    Do you have some sort of web address where you can administrate all the aspects of your server? Or do you have to use the command line in order to manage your server?
     
  5. Riaz

    Riaz Member

    I use linux and filezilla
     
  6. JulianD

    JulianD Well-Known Member

    But if I tell you to reboot your dedicated server, how would you do it?
     
  7. Riaz

    Riaz Member

    uhm soyoustart.com?
     
  8. Robust

    Robust Well-Known Member

    You're going to need a sysadmin probably, or someone with knowledge to configure your web server correctly. This isn't really XenForo end. I'm sure some members here would do this for free.

    People like myself, @MattW etc charge but we're also pretty good at it.

    I'd provide instructions but if you don't really know your way around the command line I'd recommend getting someone to just set this up for you.
     
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  9. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    Basically you need to tell the new vhost in apache to use the same root location as your current (old domain) vhost. You will also need to do some rewrites if SEO is important to you. It's not that hard to do, you are already 1/2 way there. I'd normally be happy to take a look but I'm a little covered with work right now.
     

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