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ocPortal has been relaunched as Composr CMS, which is now in beta. ocPortal 9 will be superseded by Composr 10.

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Moving OCportal to a new server.

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Hello.

I'm currently using x10hosting.com to house my portal and according to there forums, they will not modify or turn off Mod_Security. I believe this issue is interfering with me saving content and adding pages. Is it possible to transfer my entire portal to a new server without having to create a brand new portal? Newbie user.

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It is possible. Some web hosts will offer to transfer your sites for free or for a small fee. To do it yourself, you may be able to use the cPanel Backup Wizard to backup your current host configuration (including web directory, databases, email forward/filter configurations). The Backup Wizard will give you downloadable files that can then be restored using the cPanel Backup Wizard on the new host. If you assign a different domain name to the new web host main web directory, you will need to find and make the appropriate changes to the ocPortal info.php file on the new web host to reference your new domain name and then there are some additional changes needed to the configuration settings in your website Admin Zone. If you move your domain name from your old host to the new host, those changes should not be needed.

An alternate way to move a site is to do it via FTP and phpMyAdmin. Use FTP to download all of the files and folders from your main website directory of your current host to your local computer. Then use phpMyAdmin in your hosting account cPanel to export the ocPortal database and download that mySQL export file to your local computer. On the new host, just transfer the downloaded files to the new host and use phpMyAdmin in the new host cPanel to import the database.

If things don't go smoothly, you can post any errors or issues here and we can work through them.

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Thanks for the info. I thinking of moving my site to site ground.com or Arvixie, since I'm having trouble with the Mod_security on my current site.
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