If you want to move your Magento site from test server to live server or from one server to another server or to change from one domain to another domain, you could use the following procedure:

  1. Login to your site, go to system > cache management and refresh the cache.
  2. Login to your old cPanel and export the database
  3. Login to your new cPanel and import the database
  4. At the new server, select the core_config_data table and change the old URL to the new URL for the following:
    – web/unsecure/base_url
    – web/secure/base_url
  5. FTP to download all files from the old site and upload all files to your new site
  6. Navigate to the file at app/ect/local.xml and change to the new database name, user and password
  7. Login to new URL and disable all cache management
  8. Go to System > Index Management and Reindex Data

Sometime, when moving magento to another server you may encounter ” internal server error” at the new site. Remove the .htaccess file and create a new .htaccess file from .htaccess.sample


Difficulty level: High
Recurring Risk: No

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