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Taking down one site and putting up another in it's place, using same domain name -- how?

I have recently had some corruption in my Wordpress website that, I believe, it's time to take it down and put up another in it's place.  Additionally, I was told about a month ago that I needed to upgrade my "plan" in order to upgrade my Wordpress site.  I asked the person to explain that to me but she couldn't, or I was perhaps too stupid to understand. 

Nevertheless, now I have messed with it enough I figure I need to destroy the old website and replace it with a new site.  Can you point me in the direction of how to do that?

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Re: Taking down one site and putting up another in it's place, using same domain name -- how?

@drgary 

 

I may be able to help answer some of these questions.

 

First, moving your site to a new server:

  • You want to leave the live site live, of course
  • On your new server, use a subdomain of your site's primary domain to get started, i.e. new.yourdomain.com, test.yourdomain.com
  • Get everything migrated over to the new server under that subdomain, test it and make sure it still works.
  • Remove the primary domain from the old hosting by changing it to another subdomain, i.e. old.yourdomain.com
  • Change the primary domain on your new server, make sure connection strings and permalinks are updated, and you're good to go

What "plan" do you need to upgrade to?

 

My guess is that you were on the older Web Hosting that GoDaddy offers. It only goes up to PHP 5.6. You need to get on Linux cPanel. I would suggest getting the same level of hosting you had before as they are comparable. (So, if you were on Deluxe, you'd be fine with the equivalent Deluxe package with Linux cPanel.) However, you will have PHP up to version 7.2 (much more secure) and you'll have a much newer platform with updated software and hardware to use.

 

I hope that helps answer some of your questions.

 

 



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Re: Taking down one site and putting up another in it's place, using same domain name -- how?

Without specifics provided, perhaps this may be informative?
https://www.wpcrafter.com/11-wordpress-problems-solved-step-by-step/
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Re: Taking down one site and putting up another in it's place, using same domain name -- how?

Thanks @CWWNetwork. That certainly covered a number of the problems I've been having.

Since I have you, let me ask you about what to do: This all started with a
notice saying I needed to update my WP, but first update my PHP. When I
called support the woman I spoke with said I needed to upgrade my "plan".
She didn't give me a clue as to what "plan" I needed to upgrade.

Anyway, I took matters into my own hand - which led me down the road to
perdition.

Do you have any idea what "plan" I needed upgrading? Apparently whatever it
was would not allow me to update my PHP and consequently my WP update.

Gary

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Re: Taking down one site and putting up another in it's place, using same domain name -- how?

@drgary 

 

I may be able to help answer some of these questions.

 

First, moving your site to a new server:

  • You want to leave the live site live, of course
  • On your new server, use a subdomain of your site's primary domain to get started, i.e. new.yourdomain.com, test.yourdomain.com
  • Get everything migrated over to the new server under that subdomain, test it and make sure it still works.
  • Remove the primary domain from the old hosting by changing it to another subdomain, i.e. old.yourdomain.com
  • Change the primary domain on your new server, make sure connection strings and permalinks are updated, and you're good to go

What "plan" do you need to upgrade to?

 

My guess is that you were on the older Web Hosting that GoDaddy offers. It only goes up to PHP 5.6. You need to get on Linux cPanel. I would suggest getting the same level of hosting you had before as they are comparable. (So, if you were on Deluxe, you'd be fine with the equivalent Deluxe package with Linux cPanel.) However, you will have PHP up to version 7.2 (much more secure) and you'll have a much newer platform with updated software and hardware to use.

 

I hope that helps answer some of your questions.

 

 



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