Transferring your dotProject website from another server can actually be a very simple task. Here are the steps that you will need to take:
Copy your website files to your new hosting account. To make the sites publicly accessible, you must upload the files in the /public_html/ directory or in a subfolder of the same directory. The files can be easily transferred via an FTP client like FileZilla. You may review our video FTP tutorials here:
Export your site database via a database management tool like phpMyAdmin. You may follow the steps provided in our video tutorial for exporting a MySQL database via phpMyAdmin here:
Create a new MySQL database using your cPanel > MySQL Database Wizard. Then, using phpMyAdmin import the previously exported copy of the site database. To import the database you may follow the steps provided in our video tutorial here:
Finally edit your dotProject configuration file. The file is located in:
Edit the following lines:
$dPconfig[‘dbname’] = ‘db_name’;
$dPconfig[‘dbuser’] = ‘db_user’;
$dPconfig[‘dbpass’] = ‘db_pass’;
Change db_name, db_user and db_pass with the database name, database user and database password that you have created earlier.
That’s it! You have successfully completed the transfer of your dotProject website.