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Help with transferring forum to new domain on same server

Post by Grassman » Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:50 am

I did use search first and read this:

https://www.phpbb.com/kb/article/transf ... -or-domain

However, what I want to do is to just use a new domain pointing to the same server using the same database. Because of this I believe I just need to change the domain name in ACP? the entire folder structure is the same I just want to make sure before I go and blow anything up. I have a super popular forum but ran into copyright issues with my original domain so need to move it.

Super popular site and I want 0 downtime
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Re: Help with transferring forum to new domain on same serve

Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:30 am

0 downtime when changing domain names is not guaranteed for everyone around the world to be able access the new one.

not sure exactly what you are doing. if you have registered a new domain name and have the DNS for that domain name set to your hosting account where you have phpbb installed then that is all you have to do.

in the server settings in the admin panel, the only reason to change the domain name there is if you have "force url" set to yes. normally there is no reason for this being set to yes. If it is set to no then you can even leave the boxes empty and it will make no difference.


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Re: Help with transferring forum to new domain on same serve

Post by newsbee » Fri Nov 15, 2013 3:59 pm


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Re: Help with transferring forum to new domain on same serve

Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Fri Nov 15, 2013 4:46 pm

well, most of what that post says is not necessary, however the one thing it says that is necessary is the cookie domain being changed and I forgot to mention that in my post above.

you have to change the cookie domain from:

.olddomain.com to .newdomain.com



while you are there, change the cookie name as well, just add a number.


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