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Looking to move a SiteFinity Installation

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  1. Will
    Will avatar
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    16 Aug 2010
    16 Mar 2011
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    I'm a volunteer working on behalf of a charity that received a free license of SiteFinity last year as part of the Microsoft Charity Challenge. Included in this promotion was the use of a free, but very limited, webhosting package. The time has come to migrate to a new hosting plan, something which I'm not sure how to do.

    I don't know much about ASP.NET, as I typically stick to LAMP webhosting. The new host is a basic ASP hosting plan with Verio. Correct me if I'm wrong, but this is the current strategy that I was thinking about trying...

    1. Copy files from old webhost to new webhost
    2. Copy SQL data from old host to new host
    3. Somehow tell sitefinity to look for the DB on the new webhost's server
    4. Everything Works Perfectly!!!

    Now, having looked over the typical Sitefinity installation guide, none of the above seems possible. I'm not really sure how I'd install it, though. All I have under this basic package is a CPanel like control panel and a box that is theoretically preconfigured for ASP application hosting.

    (Just to make it clear: The objective here is to change hosts, migrating all of the current site's data to the new host. I'm not really sure what I can do beyond basic CPanel stuff, as I have not yet filed any tickets/requests with Verio)

  2. Ivan Dimitrov
    Ivan Dimitrov avatar
    16072 posts
    19 Oct 2016
    16 Mar 2011
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    Hi Will,

    You should create a database backup and then FTP the files with the backup from the current host to the new one. After that you need to restore the database on the new SQL server and change the connection string in your web.config. The new IIS server should have handler mapping for sflb.ashx.

    Kind regards,
    Ivan Dimitrov
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