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  • Staging VBulletin for testing while still using PHPBB3 on Dreamhost

    Hey everyone,
    I've been digging through the forums and I'm getting bits of answers to my questions. I am currently looking at switching to VBulletin from PHPBB3. In order to make this a seamless transition for my users, I'd like to install VBulletin on a sub-domain (vbulletin.mydomain.com) so that I can run IMPEX, configure the forums, and have a few users test it out.

    Once I've tested out VBulletin on my sub-domain and everything works as I'd like, how do I move it to the main domain? Dreamhost recommended that I mirror the domain so that mydomain.com would be a mirror for vbulletin.mydomain.com.

    Can anyone help me understand how to best approach this? I've done a demo of the software and I think my users will love the new features of VBulletin and I'm excited to get started.

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    Just move the vb files to the main domain, connect it to the db, and update the forum urls/etc in the AdminCP after.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by KielEWyote View Post

      Once I've tested out VBulletin on my sub-domain and everything works as I'd like, how do I move it to the main domain?
      Is your forum in a folder like forums? For example:

      http://www.yourdomain.com/forums/

      If so what I do to create a test forum is to make a folder like this:

      http://www.yourdomain.com/forums_new/

      Once I test the new forum software in the forums_new folder and I'm ready to switch over, I close the main forum, do the upgrade on the new forum and finally rename the forum folders so that the new forum folder become the main forum.

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