Website Migration Guides

A simple free resource for website migration

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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.

zencart Detailed Guide

Which hosting company do you use?

I'm Philip and this little website is my online side project. I often get asked which company I use for my website projects. Most of the hosting companies out there are no longer independent but instead owned by one of the big hosting giants who generally offer poor or average services (in my opinion). (the company I use) are still independent (UK based) and go against everything the big companies stand for. Fast servers, good tech support and they actually re-invest a huge chunk of their profits to keep improving their services. All Krystal customers can offer people a £20 referral discount. If you do move to Krystal, please consider using the discount code "WMG" to get £15 off your hosting order (Krystal will give me the remaining £5 for referring you).

Thanks again and happy surfing.