I got to bed a 2am last night. Good party? What party? I was moving my main website – Englishisin.com over to a new server so I can start to experiment with a live Moodle installation.
Have you ever moved a website? No? Well, it can be a fiddly process, especially when there is a database to think about. You need to ‘dump’ the contents of the database to a file so that it can be re-imported into the new database – but if the new database system is a different version (I’ve move to an upgraded version of MySql) problems may arise. In fact, I cannot yet ‘see’ my site on the new server, so I won’t know if there are any problems until the new location goes live. Oh, and you have to remember to set up a new user for the MySql database and amend, if necessary, password information in a PHP configuration file.
Stop reading, start speaking
Stop translating in your head and start speaking Italian for real with the only audio course that prompt you to speak.
I’ve done all this, and have backups, so everything should, in theory be OK – I’m going to create another backup of the database, just to be on the safe side. If the worst comes to the worst I can just re-install Joomla, but this will eat time, so I’d like to avoid it.
Another slightly worrying thing was that certain folders did not get copied over to my new server, so I had to download them to my Windows desktop and then FTP them up to the new server. This was OK, but I noticed that certain folder permissions – things like 775 changed to 644, so a few slight problems my arise as a result of this. I’ll see.