How To Move Website And Change Domain Name

Hi there. My domain name ran out and I have not used the site in a few months. I want to bring it back but under a new name..

My question is. How can I move my Dolphin 7 website to a new hosting account with "http://www.arvixe.com" and a new Domain name as well?

What do I need to move and edit? 

Thank you for your time

P.S. Not 100% sure it i's 7 or 7.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quote · 8 Feb 2014

What control do you have? cpanel, plesk, other ????

Quote · 8 Feb 2014

Changing Name Try this : http://forum.arvixe.com/smf/programming-questions-tutorials/changing-main-domain-name-same-server-account/

For moving your website : If you have cpanel its easy

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Quote · 8 Feb 2014

I have a Cpanel Yes and Both accounts are hosted with arvixe.com

Quote · 9 Feb 2014

If ALL you want to do is change the Domain name of 'where' your Dolphin should be pointed to, edit the inc/header.inc.php and change the:

 

$site['url'] around line 5

$dir['root']  around line 20

Change/Add the cron job to reflect your new domain name.

 

You will also need to go into the Admin Panel and change any values within Settings > Basic to reflect the new domain name. Clear all cache.

 

P.S. This is assuming that you are still using the same database.

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Quote · 9 Feb 2014

OK thank you. Now how do i move the website files for my new work? and do i move the data bass or should i make a new one, I have no idea what do or how to do this, I never thought i would be moving this network or changing it's URL. 

Thank you for everyone's time

 

 

Quote · 9 Feb 2014

Options:

1. If you have access to cPanel (WHM), you can copy your accounts from one server to another.

2. Make a complete backup of your site files and database(s), then reupload them to the new server

3. All else fails, ask your host if they will do it for you.

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Quote · 9 Feb 2014

OK thank you so much for your time. So another then the files i need to update for the domain change there are no other files to update after i move the website and database?

Quote · 10 Feb 2014

No one bothered to ask you if you registered your new domain name.  If you haven't, Network Solutions currently has domain registration for $0.99. Then, just set the dns pointers on network solutions to your new hosting providers name servers.

I would highly recommend that you register your own domain and be in complete control over it, as opposed to letting a hosting provider register it for you.  Good luck with that arvixe hosting.

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Quote · 10 Feb 2014

 

OK thank you so much for your time. So another then the files i need to update for the domain change there are no other files to update after i move the website and database?

Once the site files and database are copied over to the new server, make the changes in /inc/header.inc.php as described by Zarcon. You may also need to update the database name, username, and password to reflect the new values, if applicable. Remember to empty the /cache, /cache_public, and /tmp directories EXCEPT for the .htaccess files.

 

There should be no other Dolphin-related changes needed for your site to work. If you run into problems or hit a snag, feel free to send me a PM and I'll take a look.

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Quote · 10 Feb 2014

Thank you Nathan, All of you have been Awesome. I'm just waiting back for Arvixe to let me know everything has been moved over. I asked them to do it as i was not 100% sure what would be the best way to do the move. Hoping i can update the Damion info myself.

Quote · 11 Feb 2014

Moving domains & hosting is actually super simple. I do all my hosting and domains through https://www.101domain.com/web_hosting.htm . It's not too hard to switch over hosting, you'll just have to reconfigure some stuff but every hosting website has instructions for switching over nameservers, hosting, and even transferring domains. 

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