Move your Drupal site to a different host or web server

Both hosts are standard LAMP servers.

Drupal version 6 is used for these steps

I am using Ronan's excellent module, Backup and Migrate found at

The terms folder and directory are the same
Change theme to Garland at admin/build/themes
Administer>> Site building>> Themes

Log in as the first user, user/1 the user who originally created the site and put your site in maintenance mode
Administer>> Site configuration>> Site maintenance

clear cache
Administer>> Site configuration>> Performance -> Read more

Backup and Migrate module working on a large old website

Backup and Migrate module ( is great for making back-ups of your website. This optional module is used to make a copy of the data of your website it does not copy the entire web site just the database, so in addition to this back-up you need to save the public_html directory. -> Read more

What Is A Cookie?

A cookie is a bit of information stored on your computer by web sites you have visited. It is kept in a file under the browser. Information in the cookie will determine how long it will last. They are read when this web site is revisited. They can supply information to advertisers or create secure conditions for web sites need security. They are also used to personalize web sites for individual users. Cookies are text files and they cannot do any thing.

Biggest misconceptions clients have about their webmasters

These are all actual experiences I have had repeatedly over years. They are in the order of the frequency of their occurrence.

Webmasters, designers and developers can not put information on your site unless you first give it to them. They are not newspaper reporters, they are more like newspaper printers. So unless you give it to them, don't expect to see it on your website. -> Read more

What is the one thing web hosting companies fail to understand?

Dynamic websites with lots of visitor traffic change continually. A website is a growing, changing entity. I have had the same experience on so much that I will never trust a hosting company to move a site for me. If I say let me know when you are going move it, either say you can not do that or tell me when you are going to move it. Don't move it with out telling me and tell it will be OK. If that was true I would not of asked you to tell me when you were going to move it. If you move it tell me right away so I can get back to work, don't expect me to wait around for a week doing nothing. -> Read more

What Is A Domain Name?

A domain name is composed of name and two or three-letter extension separated by a period. The extension could be .com, .net, .org, .edu, .fr, .uk, etc. There is an extension for every country but .com is most common.

A domain refers to a device on the Internet. This device will be identified to your computer by its IP address. An IP address has a numerical format such as since these are not handy for people to use or remember they are translated into domain names by the DNS (domain name server)



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