I’d love to write a really long blog about how this is going to happen, but that would defeat the purpose of getting your website moved from an old server to a new server in 10 minutes. Here are the steps, if you have any questions please feel free to call us at 303.473.4400 or fill out a contact form with your question.
Step 1: Login to the old server (server you are moving from) with SSH
Step 2: Move the file tree via a tar SSH pipe
tar zcf – app lib includes .htaccess index downloader cron.php cron.sh js LICENSE.html media shell skin var
| ssh firstname.lastname@example.org ‘(cd your_directory && tar xzf -)’
- To those familiar with the “tar” command this will look very familiar
- To those less familiar with the tar command, essentially we are gzipping files from the old server to the new server over an SSH connection. The “-” in the tar commands correspond to STDIN and STDOUT.
Step 3: Move the Database
- Once again, we are just piping a mysqldump from server to server (via STDOUT and STDIN) the “|” operator connecting the 2
Step 4: Update database creds in app/etc/local.xml
Step 5: Change base URL’s: