WordCamp LA 2011 - WordPress Server Migration

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Learn how to migrate a WordPress site from one host to another.

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  • 1.WordPressServer Transfers
    Server to Server &
    .com to Self Hosted (.org)

2. When is a change needed?
Poor Quality of Service
The need to Upgrade Platforms
Prices / Features
Moving from .com to Self Hosted
3. PhoneBook Lookup
310 555 - 1234
John Smith
YourDomain.com
216.193.251.47
DNS Lookup
4. What is a WordPress Site?
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DataBase
Files
5. What is a WordPress Site?
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6. How does my site actually Work?
Domain.com
216.193.251.47
ns1.dns_server.com
ns2.dns_server.com
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216.193.251.47
7. Overview of Migration
YourDomain.com
ns1.dns_server.com
ns2.dns_server.com
ns.inmotionhosting.com
ns2.inmotionhosting.com
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8. Transferring a Self Hosted Blog
Migrate WordPress
Test Website
Point Domain
9. Migrating your WordPress Database
Tool to Use:
Basic Steps
1. Export
phpMyAdmin
2. Import
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10. Importing / Exporting a Database
Export Database
Create New Database
Import Database
11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. Database created, Now Take Note!
Database Name: inmoti6_wptest
Database User: inmoti6_wpuser
Database Pass: password
21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. Migrating your WordPress Files
Tool to Use:
Basic Steps
1. Download to Desktop
FileZilla
2. Upload to new Server
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27. Migrating your WordPress Files
Information youll need:
FTP Username
FTP Password
FTP Host
Document Root (public_html)
28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. Configuring WordPress Files with Database
Tool to Use:
Basic Steps
1. Update wp-config.php

  • Any File Editor

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36. 37. 38. Database created, Now Take Note!
Database Name: inmoti6_wptest
Database User: inmoti6_wpuser
Database Pass: password
39. 40. Transferring a Self Hosted Blog
Migrate WordPress
Test Website
Point Domain
41. Testing Your Website
YourDomain.com
ns1.dns_server.com
ns2.dns_server.com
ns.inmotionhosting.com
ns2.inmotionhosting.com
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42. Testing Your Website
Available Options
1. Hosts File Modification
2. Temporary URL
43. Temporary URLs
YourDomain.com
ecbiz108.inmotionhosting.com/~inmoti6
ns1.dns_server.com
ns2.dns_server.com
ns.inmotionhosting.com
ns2.inmotionhosting.com
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44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. When testing with the Temp URL
http://inmotiontesting.com/
wp-content/uploads/2011/09/newyork.gif
http://ecbiz108.inmotionhosting.com/~inmoti6/
wp-content/uploads/2011/09/newyork.gif
50. Testing Your Website
Available Options
1. Hosts File Modification
2. Temporary URL
51. Testing with a Hosts File Mod
YourDomain.com
YourDomain.com
ns1.dns_server.com
ns2.dns_server.com
hosts file
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52. Testing with a Hosts File Mod
http://inmotiontesting.com/
wp-content/uploads/2011/09/newyork.gif
hosts file
53. If there was a problem
Temporary URL
Hosts file Modification
54. How to Edit your Hosts File
Information youll need

  • Your Domain Name

55. New Servers IP Address 56. Admin Access