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    move my phpbb to another domain

    i need to move my phpbb board to a new domain

    right now it is part of a website on a different domain but i need to move it to a new domain and it will be the only thing on that domain so probably ill want it in the main directory

    how do i do the actual transfer and also how to i change the domain?

    and how do i transfer/redirect the traffic from the old domain

    can i set up a 404.shtml just on the old directory, but not the entire site itself?

    thanks
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    have you tried asking on http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/ sure someone there will know
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    LaurenStephens its easy, install another copy of phpBB on the second domain. (use fantastico if a regular install is to hard )

    make a DB backup from your first install and restore it on the second one, then setup a redirect from the URL where the first phpBB install is to the second one.

    This will result in users going to your forum being redirected to the newer domain with an identical forum there.

    go here: http://www.phpbb.com/support/tutorials/ << tutorials donated by vito of demodemo. watch the "Backing up and restoring databases" one.

    and your all done, should take more then half an hour.
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    ok seinfeld, will do

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    Depends how many mods you've done, I've got a heavily (over 25 mods) modded phpBB board so when I move it I just manually backup the database in CPanel and via the phpBB control panel, then copy all the files across and restore the database at the new location.

    Depends on your situation I guess!

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    I've done this many times using the backup feature in cPanel, after doing a home backup and db backup upload them on your new site. The only tricky part is you need to setup the db user and password.
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    my situation is that i dont want to do it myself!

    so are all the urls going to just magically change to the new domain?

    ugh im getting such a headache
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    Oh, you are not moving the domain name also?

    Your new host will probably not want to move the forum off your old host for legal reasons.

    Doing backup using cPanel is so easy, I'm sure you'll find it very simple.
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    i know how to do backups, i am my own host, as i stated in my first post im ONLY moving the board, not any other part of the site!
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    Just copy the folder to loca, upload to new domain. Make a mysql backup of the forum, run in phpmyadmin and your set to go.
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    Originally posted by Philipf
    Just copy the folder to loca, upload to new domain. Make a mysql backup of the forum, run in phpmyadmin and your set to go.
    ok sounds like a plan, im doing that now!

    not sure about the myadmin thing though, whats that all about?
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    phpmyadmin should be a link in your cPanel MySQL
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    phpmyadmin can be found under mysql in cpanel. It will let you admin mysql databases. Select the database you want to backup and hit export.
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    You're going to have to re-setup the users in the MySQL database - you kind find your password and username details in the config.php file in your phpBB root directory if you can't remember the details.

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    Originally posted by chaud
    phpmyadmin can be found under mysql in cpanel. It will let you admin mysql databases. Select the database you want to backup and hit export.
    ok but phpbb lets me import a phpbb db. isnt that what i need to do?
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    Originally posted by LaurenStephens
    ok but phpbb lets me import a phpbb db. isnt that what i need to do?
    I told you what you need to do, its plain english, read my post again
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    right but as you can see, im getting like 10 different suggestions!
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    Originally posted by LaurenStephens
    right but as you can see, im getting like 10 different suggestions!
    its very simple, let me explain again.
    phpBB is a forum, it uses PHP to work... and it stores its information (username/passwords/topics 'etc) in a database. all clear so far?

    in the admin panel of phpBB you have an option to make a backup of that database, download it.

    install another forum on your new domain and import that backup.

    all usernames/passwords/posts 'etc will be recreated.

    is that so hard to understand? go here: http://www.phpbb.com/support/tutorials/ and watch "Backing up and restoring databases" to see exactly how to backup and restore the DBs.

    here (direct link): http://www.phpbb.com/support/tutoria...2_admin_backup

    your almost done, now that you have a copy of the forum on the new domain you want to setup a redirect, so people who used to go to the old location of the forum will get to the new one instead. (on the new domain)

    if you can read and understand english you can do this. come on already!
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    errrr, ive already done all that!

    if you can read the entire thread, everyone has their own suggestion, which is what i was refering to...
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    Originally posted by LaurenStephens
    errrr, ive already done all that!

    if you can read the entire thread, everyone has their own suggestion, which is what i was refering to...
    you just read my "suggestion" you didnt follow thru.
    this is the easyist thing in the world, I told you what to do if you cant figure it out...
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    ARE YOU DEAF?

    I ALREADY DID IT!

    GOOD LORD!

    THANKSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
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    So is everything ok and working for you now Lauren?

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    no! now im mad!
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    Originally posted by LaurenStephens
    no! now im mad!
    So what's happening now? What's left to do?

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    Originally posted by LaurenStephens
    ARE YOU DEAF?

    I ALREADY DID IT!

    GOOD LORD!

    THANKSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
    oops
    "right but as you can see, im getting like 10 different suggestions!" << I thought you meant that you didnt know who to listen too... heh. sorry.
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    Originally posted by NetHosted-Andrew
    So what's happening now? What's left to do?

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    have a drink!!!!!!!!!!!

    actually, there are a LOT of language files in here, i would think a person doesnt need all those!
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    Originally posted by LaurenStephens
    have a drink!!!!!!!!!!!

    actually, there are a LOT of language files in here, i would think a person doesnt need all those!
    ok! sounds like a plan to me too

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    hmmm, ok this isnt working out too well!
    if you haven't considered chapter 7 bankruptcy, maybe you should.
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    That drink idea sounds like the best plan.

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    yup, too bad i dont drink!
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    Where exactly are you experiencing a problem, Lauren? How far did you get in the process?

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    Originally posted by Philipf
    Just copy the folder to local, upload to new domain. Make a mysql backup of the forum, run in phpmyadmin and your set to go.
    well i just wanted to tell all of you thanks and to let you know that philip here was KIND and PATIENT enough to fix my problem!

    thanks!!!
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    I'll write up a complete tutorial later on tomorrow
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    sorry about those gazillion language files!

    ack!
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    actually i have the same problem moving servers with phpbb as well.

    but my main problem is that my db is 26mb and the phpbb admin panel doesn't allow db's that big to be uploaded. neither does phpmyadmin. and after i got ssh enabled, that gave me an error too

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    Originally posted by RaTz
    actually i have the same problem moving servers with phpbb as well.

    but my main problem is that my db is 26mb and the phpbb admin panel doesn't allow db's that big to be uploaded. neither does phpmyadmin. and after i got ssh enabled, that gave me an error too
    26MB - is that compressed?
    I'm currently in the process of moving my phpBB forums due to a host change as well.
    If I download the database in a non-compressed form we're looking at around 14MB.
    Download it in .gz compressed and it's a little over 1MB.
    My new hosts allow me to upload the compressed .gz file and it is automatically uncompressed on the server.

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