I've developed a web site and been testing it on my own web host in a "test" folder. Now I'm about to move everything over to the real server/domain. In the process, I've created several news articles and such.
Should I go through the entire install/configure process and re-enter the news articles?
Can script folder just be copied across to the new home? What about the articles in the SQL database?
It will be the same hosting service, if that helps, just a different domain.
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The way I would go about doing this would be copy over the entire script to the new server, edit the db.php file to match the database connection info for the new server.
On your old server use a tool like phpmyadmin to create an export/backup of the database, then use phpmyadmin on the new server to import that database. Once you import the database you'll have all the news articles you entered on the new server.
If everything has worked properly the only thing you'll then need to do is update a few paths within the script. Options > System > Image upload path/Script Path. Both these paths will need to be changed to the new domain. You'll also need to change the path of the smilies at Options > Smilies, theres a link at the bottom that'll let you update all the smilies at once.