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November 10, 2011 2:31 PM Subscribe
WordPressFilter: Helping a friend...site was on one host, wanted to move to new host. Downloaded entire site into a folder from ftp. Attempted to just put this on the new host. Chaos ensues. I don't even know where to begin.
posted by sio42 to Computers & Internet (35 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I can fiddle around Wordpress ok but server/host stuff is beyond me. I don't even know what terms to use or what is going on. Someone else was supposed to be moving this site for him but now that's not happening. I worked on the site, but wasn't involved in any of the server/hosting stuff.
The new host for the site (same domain) does not have cpanel?!?! I thought all hosts had cpanel. So every tutorial and guide I can find has the user going through cpanel and/or phpMyAdmin to import the sql db backup.
The sql db backup is in the folder of everything that was downloaded from old host.
We have ftp access to the new site and wp-admin access, but no cpanel. So I'm confused. I've been trying to help for a few days now and my head hurts. I'm only getting more confused.
Please please hope me hope him.