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Q. How do I transfer / migrate my Joomla site from my old Host (or PC) to another Host ?

 

A. Use Akeeba to back up your site and restore it with Kickstart as per the following instructions .

 

Solution:

If your Host's Control Panel has a provision for installing Joomla

Use that to install Joomla on your site and then overwrite the folders/files and database tables with kickstart. That should give Joomla ownership.

Then make a note of the database details that are in the configuration.php file and delete all the folders/files from the server. 

If not then create a database and database user.

 

  1. Use Akeeba to backup your site http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/access-a-security/backup/1606
  2. Set it to save the site in .jpa format
  3. Download kickstart and unzip on your PC http://www.akeebabackup.com/download/kickstart-241/index.html
  4. Upload the .jpa file and kickstart.php.
  5. Point your browser at http://yoursite.com/kickstart.php

When you restore with kickstart

 

 

Additional information :

If you have problems with permissions after installing your backup then read Ownerships and Permissions.

 


 

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