Whats the deal to moving a site to a new server? I saved all of my templates as files. And I have datagrab so I can import the entries. I've also grabbed all the plugins.

But do I have to recreate the whole internal structure of the site (channels, fields, etc.)? If so OMG...

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No, you should just have to move your Database and template files to the new server.


Moving ExpressionEngine to Another Server

  • So install ee then import db?
    – therooster
    Commented Jul 15, 2014 at 15:05
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    Move all your files over (no installing anything) then import your database file to your mysql manager. Then use a plugin like reelocate devot-ee.com/add-ons/reelocate Commented Jul 15, 2014 at 15:20
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    All else fails, read the documentation ellislab.com/expressionengine/user-guide/operations/moving.html Commented Jul 15, 2014 at 15:22
  • @therooster Yes, thats all you should have to do to move your EE site. Also, remember to backup all your files. Commented Jul 15, 2014 at 20:57
  • I followed all of the instructions. imported my old db on new server. grab all the folders. updated the config and db file as necessary. now I'm getting the follow error: An "Error Was Encountered Unable to load the requested file: account/login.php" ....any ideas... i reuploaded my cp default theme but still no go.
    – therooster
    Commented Jul 16, 2014 at 16:56

after trying everything, i blew away the files and reuploaded. now all works.

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