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Upload files to new host: Using your FTP program connect to your new web host. Right click on folder (e.g. public_html or www -- or if not present no folder maybe required- ask your web hosting provider if you are unsure) and choose upload. When asked where to upload these files from, choose folders and files to upload.
Upload databases: login to control panel at your new web hosting provider, go to Mysql, and use phpmyadmin or a similar program. Choose insert or upload option and select location of database file you downloaded before that is stored on your computer. Click "ok or submit". During import you will see some database commands, but towards bottom it will tell you if it failed or was successful. Be patient, don't interrupt this process, wait for final statement telling you if import was successful. Repeat this process for all of your Mysql databases.
Set up email address using your new control panel. Use "help" if needed to learn how to do this at new web host.
- check that all your software on your new web host site is working properly.
- you might have to change config files if Mysql databases, username or password are different from your old web host.
- If something doesn't work check permission rights of your scripts.
- Make sure that all links work.
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