Website Migration Guides

A simple free resource for website migration

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Migrate Concrete5 Version 8 to a new host / server

Quick Guide Steps

Below are the basic steps, full detailed steps are listed further down the page.

  1. Turn off Concrete5's Caching and clear the cache.
  2. Backup your Concrete5's files/folders.
  3. Backup your Concrete5's database.
  4. Edit your Concrete5's application/config/database.php file.
  5. Upload your Concrete5's files and folders to the new host.
  6. Update your nameservers.
  7. Turn Concrete5's caching back on.

concrete5 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.