I’m a bit rusty on the process for ftp/uploading files to be hosted, but not a complete newby, so I could use a little direction here, with migrating a beta sub-domain to a main domain.
What I have:
I have a main personal site (example.com) that’s been up and running for years now (NOT created with Wordpress)
I’ve wanted to update that site, so I created a sub-domain (beta.example.com) to create a dev/beta site, with the hopes of basically transferring?/renaming? the beta site to become the main site. (I created this beta site with Wordpress)
There seem to be a few differences between the main domain and sub-domain that I see when I’m logged in within dreamhost. Will these cause a conflict at all?
Main domain: ftp, hosted with php 5.5, one username
Sub domain: sftp, hosted with php 5.6, a different username
Can someone walk me through the steps of migrating my beta site to the main site? Do I need to delete the main site files first, and also install Wordpress on that site, since it was not originally created that way? I’m afraid that I’ve complicated things by having two usernames, so is it safe for me to change the subdomain to be the same username as the main one? I’ve also had some trouble using sFTP, since I’ve always used straight FTP. It hasn’t been working through fireFTP. Any suggestions for what other platform I should be using to connect with SFTP?
Hope this all makes sense. Thanks in advance for the help!