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September 26, 2011 at 5:19 pm #4418OpportunitiesMember
I’m currently using WP e-member on a site, where the membership site had a different title than the main site and was on a subdomain of the main site. It’s been up and running for about 3 weeks now, and I’m very happy with the way it works, and it’s feature set.
I decided that the membership site needs to be on it’s own domain that matches that of it’s title, and a VPS that gives me more control and bandwidth. To that end I want to move the entire membership portion of the original site to a new server, at another hosting company.
I have the MySQL and site files backed up. Are there any issues with WP e-member that I should expect or prepare for during this migration, or should I simply be able to move the files?
The plugin is fantastic.
SteveSeptember 27, 2011 at 2:35 am #37067adminKeymaster
Make sure you transfer all the eMember and WordPress core database tables to your new host while maintaining the WordPress database prefix and you shouldn’t have any issue.November 21, 2011 at 4:18 pm #37068JaneMember
I’m working at a bit of a disadvantage here as I’m not dealing directly with cPanel. My partner’s doing that and she’s on the far side of the country and we’re both writers, not web-designers.
I’ve been using eStore for two years now (thank you!) to sell ebooks of my backlist along with two other authors. We’ve learned a lot in those two years and we wanted to give the store a whole new look. We’re trying to migrate our store to a new WP installation on the same domain. We wanted to keep the extant store live while we designed the new site in the background, then do an overnight switchover to the new store by redirecting the index page. We’ve tried migrating the entire site but the tables for plugins don’t seem to come with the posts…at least after the migration of the cvs file, we have our posts and our pages, but neither NextGen nor WP-estore can find their databases. We’re trying to figure where the problem lies.
My partner says that it’s beginning to look as if moving/migrating/mirroring is going to be more trouble than it’s worth because the new database on the fresh installation is called WRD5 and the old database is WRD1, which means *every* table and image pointer in the WRD1 database would have to be changed from a WRD1 prefix to a WRD5 prefix.
a) Does this make any sense to you? b)If so, is there an easy fix you can suggest or should we simply do all our planning on a dummy site and then shut down for however long it takes to redesign the page?
Sorry if I’m displaying my complete ignorance in this question, but thanks as always for whatever help you can suggest.November 21, 2011 at 4:50 pm #37069kentuckysloneMember
Most webhosts will take care of the complete move of your website for $10 to $20. I would recommend that you contact the new webhost and ask about that. Often times, even for a “pro” it is more convenient to just let the host do it if their rates are reasonable.November 21, 2011 at 6:25 pm #37070wzpModerator
You want the section “Moving WordPress to a New Server…”November 21, 2011 at 6:29 pm #37071wzpModerator
You might also find this useful…
https://support.tipsandtricks-hq.com/forums/topic/copy-prodcuts-from-one-site-to-anotherNovember 21, 2011 at 11:49 pm #37072JaneMember
Oooo…thanks. The video certainly helped me understand what she’s up against, if nothing else.
Kentuckyslone: thanks for the input! It’s not a complete shift of website…my buddy has done that a lot. It was this attempt to get the tables to port over to a new installation. I think, maybe, the little video might answer our problem.
Thanks for the quick replies. You guys truly are great.
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