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Just purchased Xenforo - Want to set up on Different Domain

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by Smooth, May 25, 2011.

  1. Smooth

    Smooth Active Member

    Hey all :)

    Just placed our order for Xen.

    We have a small but current forum, and would like to install Xen onto our new hosts whilst keeping the old host (and domain) active until we have finished building it. Then once finished, we will point the domain to the new host.

    Is this possible?

    Many thanks in advance for your replies.
  2. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    That's fine - all we require is that the URL in the XenForo customer area points to where your license is currently deployed. If the domain changes, just update it :)
  3. Smooth

    Smooth Active Member

    You Rock. You know that dont you...

    Will the DB need updating when we do switch?
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    This is from the FAQ :)

    How can I move my installation to a different directory?
    Update the Board URL in the ACP -> Options -> Basic Board Information and move the files to the new directory. You may need to restart the server for the change to take effect.

    How can I move my installation to a different host?
    Backup the existing database and server files. Copy them to the new server and update the library/config.php file with the new database details. Lastly, update the Board URL in the ACP -> Options -> Basic Board Information, if it has changed.

  5. Smooth

    Smooth Active Member

    Oh my. Where have you been all my life Xen?! I have done this before with *other* forum software and it took just about until the end of time to do!

    Thank you both for your replies :)
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