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Quick Tutorial – Moving Your Files May 22, 2008

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As some of you are now coming online, you will want to know how to get your files on the new server. Moving things is not difficult:

1) Just go to with Internet Explorer and log in to grab the files. Open My Computer to a directory of your choice and drag the files you want from the FTP into that folder.

Alternatively, FireFox has the FireFTP extension available at http://fireftp.mozdev.org/. Click ‘Manage Accounts’ > Add New and use the host with your username and password. Then connect to it. You can use the left frame to navigate to a directory of your choice on your computer and the left arrow to move files there.

2) If you have databases, go to and navigate into the PHPmyAdmin. Open the database and click the ‘Export’ link. Copy the contents into a text file – ‘data.txt’ for example.

3) Access your new FTP by accessing ftp://ismyhost.com* or using ismyhost.com* as your host. (See instructions from step 1.) Upload the files saved in step 1 into the right directory.

4) Access your new cPanel at http://ismyhost.com:2082/* and use the ‘MySQL Databases’ tool to set up your databases again. Then use the ‘Import’ feature in PHPMyAdmin to upload your old database from the file you saved in step 2.

* Your exact address will depend  on the node of your account. Your details can be found in the hosting section of your account at http://web.ismywebsite.com/. If you cannot access your new node (other than IsMyHost), please wait until we can check all the accounts and declare yours working.

If you have any troubles, you can get assistance by emailing me. Pvcsnathan also has access to help you or transfer the site for you.



1. Maisam Asif - May 22, 2008

Simply Great Tutorial !!
Thanks My Friend Matt

2. pvcsnathan - May 22, 2008

For those that do want help, please feel free to contact me through any of the following mediums at your convenience:

AIM: pvcnathan
YIM: pvcsnathan
MSN: pvcsnathan@yahoo.com
PM: http://forum.ismywebsite.com

3. skorpyo - May 22, 2008

i see that register globals is “on” on my account and the files are not writeble automatic…
So i can’t construct my site until that are fixed…

4. gopanvn321 - May 22, 2008

pvcnathan pls help me restoring back up by mistake i deleted all the default file my upload speed is ot that good pls upload my back up

5. pvcsnathan - May 22, 2008

gopanvn321, I’ll need your username and password for cPanel on the old and new server (don’t post them here of course…email or IM is best). If I get the files there, can you handle the rest?

6. pvcsnathan - May 22, 2008

registerglobals, on….somebody must be playing with PHP’s default settings.

skorpyo, have you tried disabling that in your php.ini?

7. skorpyo - May 23, 2008

i’ll try…

8. gopanvn321 - May 24, 2008

to pvcsnathan

i have mailed you you dont need to restore sql back up i already did that pls do only home directory back up restore

thanks for yor help

9. gopanvn321 - May 25, 2008

and how do i edit php.ini file i cant find it in my cpanel or file manager

10. gopanvn321 - May 25, 2008

to pvcsnathan

can you make memory_limit 64 and upload_max_filesize somthing little more need some cpaddons give me all the best ones with out my domain name working my site cannot be sucssesfull pls ask matt to change name server and give me one Addon Domains and Parked Domains

11. pvcsnathan - May 25, 2008

You’ll have to email Matt. I don’t have access at this time to change anything or even look up user information. Generally, you make a php.ini file and drop it in each directory you want it to apply to. If you’re lucky, a custom php.ini hasn’t been disabled on the server. However, if it has, you’ll have to wait for Matt to change the settings (ismyhost is a vps so in theory he will be able to do that).

12. unaesthetic - June 4, 2008

Unaesthetic says : I absolutely agree with this !

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