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I want to switch servers & domains but have no clue how to do that. Help?

Discussion in 'Server Configuration and Hosting' started by JABRONI, Nov 5, 2012.


    JABRONI Well-Known Member

    I have this website that has blown up pretty fast, but the domain I picked is kind of poopy. I have another domain that I'm going to use for it. I want to take everything on the website I have right now & move it over to the new one.

    I am also looking to get a better host than Hostgator. I don't know anything about hosting plans, so if anyone had a good one that they recommend that would be great.

    So basically I need to know how I would go along transferring my website to a new domain & host. I'd be willing to pay someone, depending on the price, to help me also.
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  2. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member


    JABRONI Well-Known Member

    Okay now lets say someone found a link somewhere that linked them to a thread with the old domain. Would it redirect them to the thread they're looking for on the new site?
  4. hellreturn

    hellreturn Active Member

    Redirect old domain to new one either through domain forwarding or through htaccess rewrite.
  5. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I would do .htaccess on the old server:

    Redirect 301 /forum/ http://www.newdomain.com/forum/
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  6. Smooth

    Smooth Active Member

    Hi Jabroni - if you are looking for a specialist forum host check out Nimbus Hosting - www.nimbushosting.co.uk. They host our site, and have been absolutely superb - they managed our switch completely (and for free!!) and get rave reviews.

    The thing that is unique is that they specialise in forum hosting - and have even ironed out a few non hosting related problems we were suffering with!

    Their packages start at £17.5o pcm for their starter cloud VPS package - and their customer service and superb performance makes it worth every penny.
  7. nukedi

    nukedi Member

    I have a Question:

    I want to move my forum to new server, but i want to install and move only posts, threads, members ... clean from addons - without addons*. Is this possible and how ?
  8. sup3r

    sup3r New Member

    Make a clean install on the new server and move the database over or the certain tables you want over.

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