XF 2.2 Domain name change

nicodak

Well-known member
Hello,

I am seriously considering changing my domain name, what steps should be taken for a smooth transition?
I'm not worried about SEO because the current domain name is new, less than 2 months. I will use a rewrite rule RewriteRule ^community/(.*)?$ /$1 [R=301,L]

Just technically I have to transfer the XF folders to the htdocs of the new domain name, right? (i've read this page : https://xenforo.com/community/threads/frequently-asked-questions.5183/#post-180455 point 6).

Regarding the database can I use the same if the 2 domain names are on the same hosting? the config.php file would not have to be changed. Is it possible ??

Thanks ! :)
 
Solution
Yes, you can use the same database - it's not tied to the domain.
You can also use the same config.php file if the DB and user are not changing.

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
Yes, you can use the same database - it's not tied to the domain.
You can also use the same config.php file if the DB and user are not changing.
 
Solution

nicodak

Well-known member
For a complete redirection, which rewrite code i have to use ?
Domaine name origin : aaa.com
Domaine name destination: bbb.com

Redirect permanent https://aaa.com https://bbb.com is correct ?

Do i have to set an other redirection code to redirect each links of my old forum ? Like threads links, etc...
How can i set this ?
Code:
RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^/$
RewriteRule (.*) /community/ [R=301]

Thanks ! :)
 
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