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Transferring my forum from my local host to another server?

edited October 2012 in Vanilla 2.0 - 2.8


I am needing to move my site from my local host server to a space on my school's server. I want to make sure I am doing this right:

I will need to move my vanilla folder over to the sever
I need to create a database
I need to export the tables from my local database and import them into my new database?

Sorry if Im not wording this right; I am in the process of teaching myself about web development so bear with me



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    ToddTodd Chief Product Officer Vanilla Staff

    The other thing you'll want to do is delete /cache/*.ini after your move.

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    make sure to transfer the uploads directory
    readjust your conifg.php to match your new environment.
    and set the proper permissions for

    create the directory cache/Smarty/compile under your forum directory.

    I think it might need 755 or 777 permissions depending on the ownership.

    I may not provide the completed solution you might desire, but I do try to provide honest suggestions to help you solve your issue.

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