Moving a Wordpress database is not all that difficult...the second time.
The first time sucks.
Couple of tips:
1) If it's a virtual host, make sure your new hosting provider sets up
temporary or secondary name service for your site. For instance,
"musicianscooler.newhost.com". This allows you to access the Wordpress
install before you actually move the data (and your domain).
2) Use phpMyAdmin to both dump the database from the old instance and
import it into the new instance. Once the data is imported, using
phpMyAdmin, change the domain string from "musicianscooler.com" to
"musicianscooler.newhost.com" (or whatever the temporary name service
is). Otherwise, accessing your Wordpress install will be a PITA.
3) If your Wordpress install or your plug-ins aren't already updated at
this point, do it now. However, keep the old versions of your plug-ins
handy. I've found that for reasons I can't explain, I wasn't able to get
new versions of the plug-ins working, so I rolled back to the old ones.
Possibly conflicts with the version of Wordpress I was installing. Who
For what it's worth, I moved from Dreamhost to A Small Orange
(http://www.asmallorange.com) (Strange name, reliable host and good
If I think of anything else, I'll send them to you off-list.
Hope that helps.
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David Jackson wrote:
> Well this could be a fun move. First of all NEVER use vizaweb.com (they use to rock, and now they TOTALY suck) for a host. I had issues with downtime last year, and this year my sites keep getting infected with viruses- NICE. So I'm going to be moving my wordpress install to a completely new install. I'm sure it's "backup, and reinstall" but has anyone done this and found out there is a bit more to it?
> Dave Jackson
> Musicians Cooler
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