How to change Domain Name?

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How to change Domain Name?

Postby mpoll » Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:23 am

Hi,

I have the premod installed and my board has some 5-6 forums and 100 topics in total.

I am planning to go for a domain change.

My question is how can I accomplish this without getting any weird redirects ?

Is it as simple as changing the Server and Cookie settings ?

Thanks
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Re: How to change Domain Name?

Postby HB » Wed Oct 17, 2012 2:50 pm

mpoll wrote:Is it as simple as changing the Server and Cookie settings ?

Assuming you have the no dupe mod installed (it comes with the premod), yes.
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Re: How to change Domain Name?

Postby mpoll » Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:35 am

Hi,

Yes I have :

Activate the Zero duplicate: YES
Strict Mode: YES
Post Redirections: GUEST


Is that good for a domain change ?
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Re: How to change Domain Name?

Postby HB » Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:26 pm

Sounds right. But if you want to be 100% certain, test it locally. How to set up a local server using xampp explains how. Add an entry in your test computer's hosts file to map the loopback address to your new domain:

127.0.0.1 yournewdomain.com

Your local copy of your site can then be tested on your isolated test computer before touching the "live" site. That way you'll know with certainty that you haven't forgotten something. I always test on a local copy before uploading changes...
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Re: How to change Domain Name?

Postby mpoll » Fri Oct 19, 2012 6:42 am

Hi Great Advise,

yes i did run a local test a while back using MAMP. some pages were not found, I will report all errors soon.

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