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Moving a website to another domain


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Broderick

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I've been having trouble moving my site to another domain. I think I'm pretty close though. I've backed everything up and all the files are uploaded to the new domains server but I don't understand databases well enough (It's a Wordpress blog).

I tried using this tutorial but when I finished and went to my new website it just took me to my old domain. I guess it acted like a redirect. Oh and my webhost is Godaddy.

Anyone ever moved their site to a new domain? If someone could help me with this I'd appreciate it or point me in a direction of someone who might offer website moving services. I would gladly pay to save the time and frustration.
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Johanna

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Did you change the nameservers where you registered the domain to point to the new webhost? It sometimes takes 48 hours for the change to be distributed around the world.
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Joanna is correct, but GoDaddy should already have set up the named servers for your domain name. You can always check that and do it yourself in your Control Panel. The info will propagate outwards and depending on various factors, it could start to work for you less than 24 hours. Just give it time as Joanna suggested. Be sure to clear your browser's cache or do a real good Refresh when viewing the site so you are no pulling old files.

Just some helpful, I hope, stuff -

Useful Tools/Info:

http://hapedit.free.fr/tools.php
What is Favicon.ico and How to Create a Favicon Icon for Your Website: http://www.thesitewi...e/favicon.shtml
Webmaster Frequently Asked Questions: http://www.thesitewizard.com/faqs/
How to Register Your Own Domain Name: http://www.thesitewi...terdomain.shtml

SEO Tools:

http://www.htmlgoodi...cle.php/3828801 (Search Engine Optimization (SEO): Getting Started)
http://seo.alleycode.com/freetools.htm
http://www.websiteop...rvices/analyze/

Redirects and SEO: http://www.allthings...irects-and-seo/

Meta Tag Generators:

http://www.ssmedia.com/utilities/meta/
http://www.1stsitefr...om/meta_gen.htm
So, You Want A Meta Command, Huh?: http://www.htmlgoodi...cle.php/3479471


Remember, your Control Panel allows you to manage your site fully.
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Broderick

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Hey thanks for the quick responses. I appreciate your help. Turns out I was just making little mistakes that made a lot of difference. Everything is moved now. The tutorial I posted above does work for anyone that reads this in the future.

Edited by Broderick, 22 August 2009 - 11:46 AM.

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