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Changing the domain name of a php web script

Discussion in 'Databases' started by chrisj, Nov 29, 2018.

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    I am purchasing a web script and will be installing it on my host server where I have two domain accounts, and the domains are resolved to the server.
    I asked the developer if I decided to change the domain name, at some point after install, what I could do, and was told to make the change it the config.php file.
    After I make that change, and I make the changes needed in WHM/cPanel, besides copying the db over, what else would need to be done to have a complete domain change?
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    chrisj, Nov 29, 2018 IP
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    That should be enough. The developer has something like <base href="<?php echo $your_url; ?>"> in the header that defines that the URL in the config.php file will be used throughout the entire site for relative URL addresses.
     
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    chrisj Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for your reply.
    Another question, when you typically purchase a web script, and go through the install process, it has you enter some info along the way - see attached image - where you're instructed to enter the purchase code, url, sql info, etc. My question is if the script is already downloaded on my pc how can it check for a correct Purchase code?
     

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