Need to transfer website from one domain to the other


#1

I recently (today) got a new domain via dreamhost. My old domain name was dreadscurvy.com- I want to move my form, photos, files, etc etc from dreadscurvy.com to my new domain yeaverily.net. How do I do that? Both of the domains are all ready registered and hosted by dreamhost.


#2

If they’re both in the same FTP home folder, like /home/evildisko/, then you can use FTP to rename their folders:
yeaverily.net > yeaverily.old
dreadscurvy.com > yeaverily.net
yeaverily.old > dreadscurvy.com (optional, but it’d be nice if the dreadscurvy.com folder existed)

Then just make sure that your website doesn’t use absolute URL references (a href=http:dreadscurvy.com/forum/index.php), but relative links instead (a href=/forum/index.php).


#3

Thank you very much! I’ll try that right now.[hr]
Unfortunately they are all under /dreadscurvy.com as a directory. The forum is really the important thing, it was a one click phpBB install, and I need to keep the information on it. In fact I don’t even see it in my FTP directory under /dreadscurvy.com or anything.


#4

It sounds like you opted for the Easy One-Click install, which puts it on a central server. Maybe Support can move it for you, but One-Clicks in general aren’t movable without breaking something.

The other pieces, if you’re handy with your FTP client, can be Moved to a different directory. I use Transmit that lets me move it to the parent directory, or one I specify.

Another option is to rename yeaverily.net to yeaverily.old and then see if your FTP program has a Duplicate (or Copy) option to duplicate the entire dreadscurvy.com folder (minus the Easy One-Click) over to yeaverily.net, and then strip out the stuff you don’t want to keep.


#5

Well I’ve moved all the website information with the exception of the easy one click installs… thank you very much for your help. I will contact support about possibly moving the forum. Thank you again!