How to move Moto3 to another server

1. Please go to Settings section using old domain name and set the new Website Address (a new domain name).

2. Copy all of your site files and then upload them to another server. Please, don't forget to use Binary and Active Modes for uploading files

3. Create a new database and database user on your new server.

  • Log into cPanel
  • Under Databases, click MySQL Databases
  • In the New Database field, type a name for the database

  • Click Create Database
  • Click Go Back. The new database will appear in the Current Databases table.

4. Create a Database User

  • Log into cPanel
  • Under Databases, click MySQL Databases
  • Click Jump to MySQL Users in the top-right corner of the page
  • Under Add New User, enter a username

5. Assign Privileges to Database User

  • Log into cPanel
  • Under Databases, click MySQL Databases
  • Under Add User to Database, select a user from the User drop-down menu
  • From the Database drop-down menu, select the database to which you wish to allow the user access. Click Add
  • From the MySQL Account Maintenance screen, select ALL PRIVILEGES

6. Upload default settings.php file attached to this article into \mt-includes\config folder on your new server and complete install Moto 3 template using guide. Important: please use the same login details for MotoCMS control panel during installation, Step 4 - Setup User.

7. Export a database from phpMyAdmin on your old server:

  • Go to an existing database (from step 3) in phpMyAdmin
  • Click Export at the top
  • Leave the settings as they are, click the "Save as file" checkbox and click Go

  • This will download a .sql file to your computer

8. Import dump of your database (.sql file from step 2) to new server:

  • Go to phpMyAdmin
  • Select the database where you have installed your template
  • Click Import in the main area of phpMyAdmin
  • Browse for the .sql file on your computer and click Go

9. Clear the cache in your browser and check your template using new domain name.


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