how to move a phpBB forum from one host to another

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how to move a phpBB forum from one host to another

Unread post by andy1 » October 3rd, 2010, 7:55 pm

i'll find a link with detailed instruction in a minute but want to paste this first. it's the forum critical file (config.php) that will need editing for everything to work.

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<?php
// phpBB 3.0.x auto-generated configuration file
// Do not change anything in this file!
$dbms = 'mysqli';
$dbhost = '';
$dbport = '';
$dbname = 'insert here your database name';
$dbuser = 'insert here your database user name';
$dbpasswd = 'insert here your database user password';
$table_prefix = 'phpbb_';
$acm_type = 'file';
$load_extensions = '';

@define('PHPBB_INSTALLED', true);
// @define('DEBUG', true);
// @define('DEBUG_EXTRA', true);
?>
it's important that you never reveal ^this information to anybody as the file presents a security risk to your forum database if it becomes public.

so you only need to add those three words in the file for the database to communicate with your file system.

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Re: how to move a phpBB forum from one host to another

Unread post by Blue Frost » October 3rd, 2010, 7:56 pm

I trust you :-) very much

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Re: how to move a phpBB forum from one host to another

Unread post by GuardianFlash » October 3rd, 2010, 11:22 pm

Did you backup your database blue? If not then you'll lose all your posts. If you ever find a good free host please let me know!

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Re: how to move a phpBB forum from one host to another

Unread post by andy1 » October 4th, 2010, 10:06 am

thank you dear blue, that flatters me more than i can tell you:)

k, here a day later, the critical link:)

http://www.phpbb.com/kb/article/transfe ... or-domain/

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Unread post by Blue Frost » October 4th, 2010, 6:05 pm

The database is intact, it's just getting it on the other server and getting it to link with the site. It's really confusing stuff and not a lot of fun after a while of work even with my great help :wub:
I'm trying to figure out How to use a program called Putty at the moment, it seems even more confusing :confused1:

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Unread post by GuardianFlash » October 4th, 2010, 6:22 pm

Bluefrost all these instructions are confusing.

I can help you, if you trust me. You have all the files from your forum in a folder on your computer right, and backed up the database with phpMyAdmin by exporting it and saving it to your computer?

You uploaded the folder containing your forum files to the new host?

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Unread post by Blue Frost » October 4th, 2010, 9:29 pm

:blushing: Hey of course I trust you, and I would let you help any time but no need though I just achieved bliss. I got it.

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Unread post by GuardianFlash » October 4th, 2010, 9:35 pm

There's a problem Blue. When I login at bluefrost.org, it then directs me to http://bluefrost.cz.cc.

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Unread post by Blue Frost » October 4th, 2010, 9:36 pm

Oh no :( it's glitching now, I signed in and now it's doing something bad

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Unread post by Blue Frost » October 4th, 2010, 9:37 pm

Ill work on it, cant be much

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Re: how to move a phpBB forum from one host to another

Unread post by GuardianFlash » October 4th, 2010, 10:23 pm

Thanks, it's working now :tt1:

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Unread post by Blue Frost » October 5th, 2010, 1:13 am

Thank You I appreciate you checking it out.

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