Your Guide to Relocating a website

Your Guide to Relocating a website

UPDATE: Apologies for the sound issues.  Please make sure you have the sound turned down before you begin each video.  I will attempt to update these issue soon.

 

Ok folks – it took me quite some time….but here it is.  I have put together a step by step plan to get your website moved from one server to another.  Sure you can relocate your site to a different folder or sub-folder on the same hosting, but I wanted to provide you with worst case scenario.  So if you have watched the first video intro, let’s dive into the good stuff…..

 

Now….I have managed to do this type of service for many offline clients in the past and it has been quite successful.  In saying this…please,please,please do a back up of both your WordPress site and your database BEFORE you change any settings and before you download any files.  I have also found this task to be much easier when you  make sure that your new server uses similar software to your old server.  if your just moving your site to a new site folder as apposed to a new hosting company, this task will be much quicker and in most cases you will not need to have a complete backup.

Although, if you don’t have that much experience please make sure you back up everything as you should be doing this on a regular basis.  You will find in wordpress, there are free plugins that do a pretty awesome job of this.  If you are using shared hosting, you are better of saving your backups to your local computer or cloud hosting.

Also please note that I did start off with the suggestion that I would be changing my domain name to a different one to show you how to successfully re-direct a new one to your new hosting file.  I changed domain names that I was using because there was a technical sever issue.  Anyway, the example should be clear enough for you to follow on with….

As far as playing with your database in relation to wordpress…don’t panic if you have not followed the instructions that closely.  If you make a mistake, then just re-upload the backup of your database with the import function in myphpadmin and try again.

If you find that when you transfer your site that you are still getting errors, it’s always best to re-trace your steps to the point where everything was working well.  It’s a good idea if you do run into any major issues, that you are able to restore your backup to it’s original condition in case you need assistance from your hosting provider.  They can at least check how the site was originally working when you began this task.  This should then make it miles easier to rectify the problem.

Now that you have learnt all the steps to a successful website transfer outside of your existing host company.  Any of these type of changes you make inside your existing host should be relatively simple.

I have found by following these steps in sequence not missing any parts, your end result will be  far more effective and smoother.  I’m sure you can find many similar tutorials around the net if you do a quick search.  But rest assured that I have years of experience when it comes to relocating websites such as WordPress, so you are in good hands.

It may be a case that you come across an unusual circumstance that causes you difficulties outside the guidelines that  I have showed you in this mini tutorial…and if that’s the case I would love your feedback.

I’m sure some of you are able to do all this with software and or plugins free or paid and that is great. I put this tutorial together not only because it was requested of me, but more because you are now able to do it all manually and you can actually understand what is involved in the process.

Please watch the final video for the results….

If there is anything else you would like to add, you can leave a comment below.  Also don’t be shy….and share….That’s all for today – best of luck!

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The big move – well maybe!

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Hey All,

Man it’s hard to keep up with it all. I have quit my “day job” to pursue a digital lifestyle, but it seems I have even less time than none. Between helping my partner with her new book launch (which was yesterday), moving my blog to a new domain and then working out problems with my developers and content managers…..there’s almost nothing left.

I really had to force myself to break away from all of that to get this post done. In my own head it seems like I am getting a lot done, but in reality i am still laying the ground work for the main events. I’m not hyped on coffee I guess which is a good thing. I am putting out a few fires around the place, but it all seems to be getting a little much.

I mentioned my partners book launch…..Her new softcover release “Peace Power and You” went off almost without a hitch. Being an “indie” Author, Publisher and promoter has been a massive task for her, but considering, it ll came together. 21 People turned up for the launch at a local Library, we worked out around 33% of them came from members on her news letter list and they brought people they new. Now you might be saying that’s not many for a Book launch. I’m gonna say your wrong there….

It’s taken her years to build such a concentrated list of followers mostly from doing talks and referrals and as we are permanently moving around it is a big deal to get all these people in one place for such an event at relatively short notice. So in all – we did pretty well. She managed to sell 37 copies in about 15 minutes. Which is a pretty good income since most of her expenses were outsourced overseas at a very affordable rate. I don’t know many “Real” authors that can have such high profit margins from self publishing. And forget about profit margins if you are tied down to a major publisher. It really is like being a musician, the artist doesn’t make much after all the promotions, advertising, recording, equipment and labor hire.

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All in All a day well spent…..

Now as far as the big blog move to another domain….

I have been planning this for quite sometime. The reasoning behind this is to make the blog more appealing to my offline clients as well as all you IMer’s out there. More generically accepted so that I didn’t need a separate blog for both businesses. I hope you can see the potential that I can see. I know when It comes to separate businesses and offers, it can be at times best to separate all the key elements such as blogs and social platforms….but in my case I think that local digital marketing and IM are very similar platforms.

I hope you like the new name and logo. I had a go at it myself as I want to move into the web design area also. I feel that it’s a great place to practice this sort of stuff and get some good advice from folks like yourself who have been doing this kind of stuff for a while.

Now last on the list…..I have been neglecting my Facebook and other social sites a bit lately but this does not mean I am done. I sort of miss being involved in the lively discussions on my facebook groups but I have been tied down to some serious software development and business research of late.  I have been working on so many elements that it hard to see any real results, but I am really so close with most of them I can smell the clean air :)

I had some serious troubles with my initial developer for my LinkedIn software – InboxIn

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but I had to let him go and I have found a new guy who I think can handle the pace.  His communications skills are better and he knows how to reverse engineer which is indeed a good skill in itself.

Over the next few weeks I will be able to release this software and grow other sections of my business in ways that I have never have been able to in the past.  All thanks to a few inspiring groups and people in the Internet Marketing arena.

I would also like to make a mention of a group of Internet Marketers I had the fortune of meeting recently on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland.   The meetup was via a “meetup” group I had joined some time ago.  This is the monthly meeting they hold above the local Tavern in the conference room.  Was a really great turn out of awesome individuals from all walks of life and with all types of business models.  Some in Video Marketing, some in local prospecting, some who were really niche specific, some building forums and using Flippa and the list goes on.  All the individual….both men and women 50/50, were very well versed in their niche.  A few individuals were actually 5-6 figure income earners working with some of the top Internet Marketers across the Globe.  Honestly -this really should have been a main event….It was for me.

I gained so much incite and value from it in the 3.5 hours that I was there that I would have honestly paid much more than i did on the night.  I was blown away by the generosity of individuals and humbled by the knowledge that was shared.  We actually sat at tables set up facing each other.  It was kind of a “round table” discussion group .  Worked fantastically, and everyone went away with a wealth of information.  I was fortunate enough to make some really good contacts from that one event.

Well worth your time if ever there is such an event in your area.

Please leave a comment or let me know your thoughts :)

Cheers