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How to move an Opencart installation to a new domain

Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2016 8:03 pm
by straightlight
Followed is a video on how to move an Opencart installation to a new domain / subdomain / server: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9lwPWwhMgU

Re: How to move an Opencart installation to a new domain

Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:16 am
by ukroyc
The video mentioned in your post is now out of date. The reference in it to subdomain is in fact a folder. A subdomain is the part before the main domain e.g. shop.maindomain.com. I thought that this item would help with my dilemma but it doesn't.

Re: How to move an Opencart installation to a new domain

Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:14 pm
by straightlight
ukroyc wrote:
Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:16 am
The video mentioned in your post is now out of date. The reference in it to subdomain is in fact a folder. A subdomain is the part before the main domain e.g. shop.maindomain.com. I thought that this item would help with my dilemma but it doesn't.
Take note of the posted date from my last reply. It was never mentioned on any of my posts that the posts that I provide may be a lifetime provided-solution.

Re: How to move an Opencart installation to a new domain

Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:00 pm
by danishmagic
I think its one of the easiest eCommerce portal that can be transferred 1 to another hosting.

Re: How to move an Opencart installation to a new domain

Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:51 pm
by johnp
I would second that. I've used many shop/cart systems and would always use Opencart for every Ecommerce project. I used a well known competitors community edition once and had sleepless nights for a week. Opencart just works.

Re: How to move an Opencart installation to a new domain

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:46 am
by PlugGuy
This was a good overview/tutorial of the basics. As we begin final edits on our revised site, my struggle is keeping the live site where it is, and having the new/updated site edit-able somewhere within the same host/server. Seems to be a conflict. Either we create a subdirectory and rename a lot of things (links, etc), or we open a second hosting account for a short period while editing/finalizing before launch.

Wondering what the brain trust here would suggest:
1) open second hosting account to edit dev site before launch,
2) create a subdomain within existing to retain live site and be able to edit dev site (dev.storename.com),
3) create subdirectory (storename.com/dev) to hold all files/folders for dev site to edit, meaning re-linking all relevant info twice or more (once while in subdirectory so it all works, then again to launch into live site).

Any recommendations appreciated on easiest way to a) retain the primary live site while working on the dev site, and b) do so with the least amount of rewriting links. Thanks.

Re: How to move an Opencart installation to a new domain

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:40 am
by johnp
I would clone the live site and database into a subfolder, make your major changes without worrying about any links. When you're happy with the changes port them to the live site. If you have a few broken links while you wrorking on it would that be a major problem?

Re: How to move an Opencart installation to a new domain

Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:37 pm
by Oliva9s
Download ALL files from server. Create backup of Database through PhpMyAdmin. Upload files to NEW SERVER. Install Database on NEW SERVER through PhpMyAdmin. Update the configuration files config. php and admin/config. php to reflect your new domain path prepaidgiftbalance.