Please whitelist cPanel in your adblocker so that you’re able to see our version release promotions, thanks!

The Community Forums

Interact with an entire community of cPanel & WHM users!

Move WordPress site to root?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by webgyrl, Feb 21, 2018.

  1. webgyrl

    webgyrl Registered

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2018
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Location:
    England
    cPanel Access Level:
    Website Owner
    I have a client who is migrating a site to my hosting service. I use SiteGround hosting and it allows multiple sites on one cPanel account, but it is not WHM.

    The old website designer has abandoned the website and given her site files and the SQL database. I have come to find out that the site was built on a subdomain:

    demo.domainname.com

    The site is a Wordpress install. I uploaded the site files and created a new DB and imported the SQL database.

    I tried to go to the website (domain name not transferred yet) so I want to mydomain/domainname.com to see if the site would work.

    It’s not working and I guess it’s becasue the site was done on demo.domainname.com

    I went into the SQL Database to change the WordPress URL areas to domainname.com but that doesn’t work.

    How can I get this site to work on her top level domain at this point? Should I wait till the domain transfer is done and is pointed to my server to even sort this out? I was hoping to examine the site before the domain is done but I can't seem to.

    Live site URL: - Removed -
    Thanks in advance,

    Nat
     
    #1 webgyrl, Feb 21, 2018
    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 21, 2018
  2. Infopro

    Infopro cPanel Sr. Product Evangelist
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2003
    Messages:
    16,349
    Likes Received:
    404
    Trophy Points:
    583
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    cPanel Access Level:
    Root Administrator
    Twitter:
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
Loading...

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice