Everything we’ve done here is fine if your domain name is staying the same and it’s just physically moving from one host server to another.
But, it may be that you've changed your domain name? Everything about the site has stayed the same but you wish to change the domain name.
In which case we will need to change all instances of the domain name within the database
You can find instructions as to how to alter the database settings here.
Upload the Search-Replace-DB-master to your root directory. Then go to YOUR url http://www.YOURwebsite.com/Search-Replace-DB-master/ and follow the instructions presented to search and replace your database from there.
Once you’ve searched and replaced all instances of your domain name or image locations etc.
REMOVE THE DIRECTORY Search-Replace-DB-master
You should have a working Wordpress website hosted on your new server now.
But, you might be seeing ERROR messages on your website pages.
Investigate and correct any ERROR's found.
Error Notices are less of a problem and point to things that may need to be addressed but are not crucial to the operation of the website and so can be put-off and addressed at a later date
Once satisfied you've corrected all of your errors you can then turn off error checking in the wp_config.php file
And finally log in as the administrator to your wp-admin. http://www.yourwebsite.co.uk/wp-admin
Adminster the users. Deleting anyone no-longer related to the project and authorising different levels of privileges for the remaining users. Remember to set strong passwords to guard against, so called, brute force attacks.
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