I'm new to this SilverStripe and CMS's in general and am not a programmer. Sorry if I ask a stupid question.
I have installed Silverstripe onto my laptop (which has XP) and run it using Mowes. The only module I have added was the blog module. I have created no custom code, just used Silverstripe for content and a text editor to change the site name. I am trying to migrate the site to my host, which is Hostgator. I have no problem installing Silverstrip to the host. I was able to add phpmyadmin to Mowes and export the database and import it to Hostgator following the instructions from http://doc.silverstripe.org/doku.php?id=publishing-to-web-server . I have tried to just copy all the files from my root silverstripe folder to the host and then import the database with phpmyadmin, but I get nothing but errors.
I believe 1 problem is from my install to my laptop where I foolishly configured put nothing for the MySQL username (which I gather defaulted to "root") and gave it no password.
I believe another problem may be from moving the site from an XP Windows OS to what I am guessing is a linux server OS on Hostgator.
Being such a noob, can someone give me or point me towards step-by-step instructions for migrating my site from Mowes on XP to a likely linux host server on Hostgator? I have looked and tried various things for about 7 hours now with out success.