Moving AutoRank Pro
As you may know, finding a great host for your website can be very difficult. Because of this, it is
sometimes required that you move to a new server at a new hosting company. This document will give you
an overview of what needs to be done in order to transfer AutoRank Pro and your data to a new server.
Backup Your Data
The first thing you will need to do is backup your database from the old server.
This is easily done through the control panel using the database backup feature. Follow the instructions in the
section of the software manual to backup your data. The backup
feature will backup most things for you, however if you have edited any of the .tpl template files you will need to
transfer those to your new server seperately. You will also need to transfer all of your member banners manually, if
you are serving them from your server. Make sure to transfer them in binary mode and set their permissions to 666 on
the new server.
Install on the New Server
Next, you will need to install AutoRank Pro on your new server. It is very important that you do not copy any files
over from your old server. You should proceed with the installation as if it is the first time it is being installed.
Follow the instructions in Installation
section of the manual to complete the
installation. Once you have done that, you can upload any customized .tpl files to your templates directory and your
member banners, if you haven't already.
Restoring Your Data
After you have the new installation done on your new server, follow the instructions in the Database Backup
section of the software manual to restore your data. Once your data has been restored you can continue using the software as normal. The first thing
you will want to do is rebuild all of your pages so that they will display the HTML and members from your previous installation.