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Daniel_R says

Hello creative people! I hope you all are doing amazing!

I recently have to move the Domain Entry for one of my client’s websites from one Media Temple account to another one and I’m not sure if there is a right way to transfer all the files including the database without affecting the website which already finish.

I mean I can do everything manually, but not sure if there any way to do this faster. Any comments / advice would be highly appreciated it.

Have an awesome day!

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Only advice: make sure you can access the “new” account with a temporary address – to check it works before swapping dns over.

See if media temple allows you to create backup files of your domain & database. Downloading a backup file from the old account and loading it into the new account would be the easiest way.

Alternatively just manually. If you copy the wordpress files manually across make sure to update the new path details in config files.

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digitalimpact says

If you have Fantastico on the new account, that would help.

(edited, see the link below)

See here

Have a great day as well :)

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Daniel_R says
Only advice: make sure you can access the “new” account with a temporary address – to check it works before swapping dns over.

See if media temple allows you to create backup files of your domain & database. Downloading a backup file from the old account and loading it into the new account would be the easiest way.

Alternatively just manually. If you copy the wordpress files manually across make sure to update the new path details in config files.

thanks Dave,

question, should I install WP on the new directory? I did a backup of the old account and upload it to the new account but I got an “database error connection” and when updating the config file from the new account, Im unsure if I have to create a database myself and update the path..does it make sense?

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digitalimpact says
did a backup of the old account and upload it to the new account but I got an “database error connection” and when updating the config file from the new account, Im unsure if I have to create a database myself and update the path..does it make sense?

Yep, you’ll need to create a DB in the new hosting account and place the info in wp-config.php; that’s why you’re getting errors.

Then just import your old DB through phpMyAdmin.

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Daniel_R says
did a backup of the old account and upload it to the new account but I got an “database error connection” and when updating the config file from the new account, Im unsure if I have to create a database myself and update the path..does it make sense?

Yep, you’ll need to create a DB in the new hosting account and place the info in wp-config.php; that’s why you’re getting errors.

Then just import your old DB through phpMyAdmin.

thank you so much digitalimpact! I just did that now..and it works!

thanks Dave too….you guys are awesome! later kids!

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digitalimpact says

Glad you solved it ;)

Off to work now, later!

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