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How to migrate ZenCart to a new host / server

Quick Guide Steps

Below are the basic steps to move zencart to a new host. Full detailed steps are listed further down the page.

  1. Upgrade Zen Cart if required.
  2. Backup your Zen Cart's files/folders.
  3. Backup your Zen Cart's database.
  4. Put Zen Cart into maintenance move.
  5. Collect your database prefix.
  6. Upload a fresh version of Zen Cart on the new server.
  7. Update your domains nameservers (or your computers hosts file).
  8. Setup a new database on your new hosting.
  9. Run the Zen-Cart install.
  10. Remove the two configure.php files from your backup.
  11. Rename your admin folder.
  12. Upload your Zen Cart backup to your new hosting.
  13. Restore your Zen Cart database backup.
  14. Install and run the Fix Cache Key plugin.

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