In Part 2, we prepared for a Drupal website move by copying all the files and folders that power your website to your local hard drive. We then made a back up copy of these files and folders, as well as a back up copy of your database file. In Part 3 we will move these files to a new web host and test them without affecting your live site.
In Part 1, we prepared for a Drupal website move by confirming access to registrar and DNS accounts, installing the Backup and Migrate module and creating a backup of the site database. In Part 2 we'll work with FTP to create a local copy of your website files, and back those files up.
Have you ever moved a Drupal-powered website? Say you have upgraded to better Drupal web hosting. Compared to a static website, the addition of a database, webserver configuration issues, and permissions issues can make the moving process difficult. If you've ever started the process of moving a Drupal site, only to be met with a blank page - a.k.a the white screen of death (WSOD) on the new server, you know how frustrating things can get.