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FAQ - move to a new server

How to move webtrees to a new server

  1. On the old server, go to: Control panel, Website, Website preferences and review the settings:
    • If Website URL contains a value, then make certain that this URL will be correct on the new server.
    • If Data folder is not set to data/ then make certain that this folder will be correct on the new server.
  2. On the old server, go to: Control panel, Website, Sign-in and registration and review the settings:
    • If Sign-in URL contains a value, then make certain that this URL will be correct on the new server.
  3. Install the same version of webtrees on the new server. Also install any custom modules/themes.

  4. Log out of the new server.

  5. Copy your database to the new server. You can use phpMyAdmin to create a mysqldump.sql file.

  6. Copy the contents of your /data/ folder (excluding config.ini.php) to the new server.

  7. On the new server, set the correct values for Website URL and Data folder.

  8. Complete! You can log in to the new server.

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