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How to migrate XF installation to a new domain?

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by maxwolfie, May 8, 2013.

  1. maxwolfie

    maxwolfie Active Member

    Basically I'm looking at "re-branding" my existing website/XenForo installation. Same host, I can just point the new domain to my current host.

    Is it straightforward? I'm not particularly savy when it comes to managing SQL databases or anything like that.
     
  2. Lycaon

    Lycaon Well-Known Member

    It's rather simple, just point the new domain to your current hosting account and change the board details in the ACP.

    Your host should be able to help with pointing the new domain to your current account.
     
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  3. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  4. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    The vhosts will need to be updated to serve to the new url, unless he just uses a CNAME doing it that way.
     
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  5. maxwolfie

    maxwolfie Active Member

    Thanks, this is probably already over my head I think. Do I really need to fiddle with the db etc? I don't know what vhosts or CNAME is, either :p
     
  6. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Ask your host to park the new domain on your existing site. Then update this setting in XenForo:

    Admin CP -> Home -> Options -> Basic Board Information -> Board URL
     
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  7. maxwolfie

    maxwolfie Active Member

    Thanks Jake, so that is literally all I need to do? Nothing with databases or anything?
     
  8. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Correct. No db stuff if it's the same server / hosting account.
     
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  9. maxwolfie

    maxwolfie Active Member

    Thanks Jake, all seemed to be going well until I received an error when trying to email my users via AdminCP:

    Code:
    Server Error
     
    fwrite() [function.fwrite]: send of 6 bytes failed with errno=32 Broken pipe
     
    XenForo_Application::handlePhpError()
    fwrite() in Zend/Mail/Protocol/Abstract.php at line 324
    Zend_Mail_Protocol_Abstract->_send() in Zend/Mail/Protocol/Smtp.php at line 385
    Zend_Mail_Protocol_Smtp->quit() in Zend/Mail/Transport/Smtp.php at line 144
    Zend_Mail_Transport_Smtp->__destruct() in XenForo/FrontController.php at line 310
    XenForo_ControllerAdmin_User->actionEmailSend() in XenForo/FrontController.php at line 310
    XenForo_FrontController->dispatch() in XenForo/FrontController.php at line 132
    XenForo_FrontController->run() in /home/hackslas/public_html/admin.php at line 13
    I only literally just swapped it all around. Perhaps it needs some time to "think"?
     
  10. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Check the mail settings in ACP -> -> Options -> Email Options are correct.
     
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  11. maxwolfie

    maxwolfie Active Member

    Of course, thanks Brogan :)
     

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