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Moving hosts, any gotchas ?

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by David Gardiner, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. Planning to move hosts shortly, will tar up the whole pb install and export the database, anything i need to watch out for ? (i know vb used to have these weird cookie issues when you moved host).
  2. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Basically you backup on the old server and restore on the new one:


    Both the files and database need to be copied over to the new server. Then update the library/config.php file to point to the database on the new server.

    You also need to point your domain name to the new server, but that is handled through your registrar.

    That is only a problem if your cookie settings are specific to your old URL. The default cookie settings in xenForo are not specific to any one URL so this won't be a problem unless you have overridden the default cookie settings in the library/config.php file.
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  3. EQnoble

    EQnoble Well-Known Member

    Excellent information to know...thank you for this Jake.
  4. Thanks sounds alot easier than vb was
  5. wi11ie

    wi11ie Member

    Or have your new host transfer it all for you :):) much quicker and much easier. Thats what i did with my VB forum.
    I dont know how it is now, but then, if you had a large database, you had to upload it to your site and SSH in to install it where its supposed to be.

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