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Transferring ocPortal from offline to online web server

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Making my offline ocPortal website available on the internet

Hi, I have been using ocPortal offline on my machine and have created a website. Is it possible to transfer this offline site to an online one? I have purchased a domain and have hosting for this.

i.e from:

localhost/mywebsite/index.php

to

www.mywebsite.com/index.php
(/home/mywebsite/public_html/index.php)

Do I have to manually move the database to the web server (while changing the variables in info.php) as well as FTP the ocPortal files?

...or do I have to start from scratch on an ocPortal based on an online web server(I hope not)?
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Tried the steps in the link with no success. Has anyone successfully attempted this recently? What files should be copied to the server i'm moving to since I understand that most of the records in the database are similar.

Here were my steps:
Server#1: the one I want to move to
Server#2: the one with the website

0. Install ocPortal to the server#1 since most files are similar in ocportal

1. clear the cache in server#2 via upgrader.php (because once I change the settings using config_editor.php the database is inaccessible)

2. I used the config_editor.php file to change the base url settings for server#2 (replacing these variables with those set in the server#1) i.e db_site, db_site_host, db_site_user, db_site_password, db_forums, db_forums_host, db_forums_user, db_forums_password

From here I hit a brick wall
3. Without knowing what files to transfer I used FTP to transfer the contents (public_html) of server#2, overwriting those of server#1.
At this point I get error 500
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