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General questions about getting started with SilverStripe that don't fit in any of the categories above.

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Transfering to a New Host


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16 March 2011 at 10:29am Community Member, 2 Posts

Hello All,
This is my first post and I wanted to take 1 sec to introduce myself. I am a web designer located in Houston, TX. I have expert knowledge in HTML4 and CSS3,but I'm have only intermediate knowledge in PHP5 and WordPress 3.0. I have never use SliverStripe before, but I look forward to diving in. It is my hope that after I get over the learning curve I can be able to contribute to the community here, and not be a burden.

This first issue I need to figure out is the best method for transferring a website with a Silverstripe CMS over to a new host.


16 March 2011 at 11:41am Community Member, 28 Posts

Do both hosts have cPanel? cPanel has a backup and restore function that works easily.


16 March 2011 at 2:19pm Community Member, 2 Posts

Yes, both hosts have cPanel. I used the cPanel backup system to transfer the site and here is the results:

Original site:


New Hosting: (temp location for testing)


File not found

Firefox can't find the file at

Bruce B

18 March 2011 at 5:55pm Community Member, 145 Posts

Of course there's always the 'brute force' method.

Copy all the files in the public_html directory from one to the other.
Launch PHPmyadmin in cPanel on the original server and export the SS database.
create a new database with the same name and password on the new server.
Open PHPmyadmin on the new server and import the file created by the old server.

I have my development sites on my Mac laptop and this is the method that works for me.