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New Domain

Discussion in 'Server Configuration and Hosting' started by Chojo, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. Chojo

    Chojo Active Member

    I changed my domain name and want to move my Xenforo board from the old to the new one, is this possible? If so, and feel gentle, can you link me to an easy guide? Both database are MySQL

    BTW I already installed Xenforo on my new domain and I created a brand new style, I don't know if moving my old xenforo to my new one will erase my new style?

    Thank You
  2. kkm323

    kkm323 Well-Known Member

    First you need to tell google by using webmaster tool (transfer site)
    then edit .htaccess in the old domain to redirect your guest to the new domain note this keep all url and your users would be redirected to the same content its very beneficial
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !oldexample.com$ [NC]
    RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.newexample.com/$1 [L,R=301]
    I will try to verify the code when I get home
    its always hurts your site traffic when transferring domain but the above options would reduce the risk and your visitor won't notice anything by it.
  3. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Assuming both domains are parked on the same web site, you can add the red code to XenForo's default .htaccess file:

    #	Mod_security can interfere with uploading of content such as attachments. If you
    #	cannot attach files, remove the "#" from the lines below.
    #<IfModule mod_security.c>
    #	SecFilterEngine Off
    #	SecFilterScanPOST Off
    ErrorDocument 401 default
    ErrorDocument 403 default
    ErrorDocument 404 default
    ErrorDocument 500 default
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    	RewriteEngine On
    	RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^newdomain\.com$
    	RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://newdomain.com/forum/$1 [R=301,L]
    	#	If you are having problems with the rewrite rules, remove the "#" from the
    	#	line that begins "RewriteBase" below. You will also have to change the path
    	#	of the rewrite to reflect the path to your XenForo installation.
    	#RewriteBase /xenforo
    	#	This line may be needed to enable WebDAV editing with PHP as a CGI.
    	#RewriteRule .* - [E=HTTP_AUTHORIZATION:%{HTTP:Authorization}]
    	RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -f [OR]
    	RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -l [OR]
    	RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -d
    	RewriteRule ^.*$ - [NC,L]
    	RewriteRule ^(data/|js/|styles/|install/|favicon\.ico|crossdomain\.xml|robots\.txt) - [NC,L]
    	RewriteRule ^.*$ index.php [NC,L]

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