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Transferring Entire Magento Site + Database
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Joined:  2008-06-02

Hello again,

I need to transfer my entire site to another account (with my host) due to some IP address conflicts.  The only part of my magento structure that will change is the database name.  The last time I had to move the site my hosting company copied my entire account (databases & all files remained the same) to another directory on their servers and Magento did not work.  Is there a fast way to do this or would it be better to do a fresh install and copy the changes I’ve made?  Backing up, reinstalling, and copying altered files should take about 4-5 hours if everything goes smoothly.

Any help would be appreciated again.


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