I’m going to attempt to move my phpBB forum hosting.
I’m pretty nervous…it’s my first time (gasp).
I’ve got some instructions to follow here: http://www.phpbb.com/kb/article.php?article_id=212
So let me just see if I have the steps down pat:
I’ve backed up all my folders and files. I did a database backup for the forum (a whopping 21MB unzipped).
Next step: I take everything down, have the hosting delete my .com so I can host it here. Once it’s here I do a one click install of the phpBB software. Then I follow this step: "Before you upload your phpBB files, you’ll have to open the config.php in your favorite text editor, such as NotePad. Open it up, find all of the variable data fields, and change them to the values that apply to your new server. " I don’t understand this…the forum is currently being hosted by another dreamhost user…what exactly will I have to change?
I then dump all my old folders, on top of the empty new ones.
After that’s done, it looks like I have to break up my .sql file into many 1MB bits, and then follow this step: “go into phpMyAdmin (or whatever your SQL management tool is) on your NEW host, and choose to “run a query from a textfile.” Click on “browse” and find the *.sql backup file you’ve backed up.”
Can someone let me know if I’m on the right track? It looks like lots of work, and not easy work either.