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    I currently have an ASP hosted VB. My host, vbulletinhosting, is incredibly unreliable. I am so disappointed I can't even begin to go there. Anyway, I want to change hosts. Here is what I think I am supposed to do. Please tell me if I am correct in my thinking.

    1. Purchase leased license from VB.
    2. Give VBhosting my license info so they will give me access to the files I need to backup my current DB.
    3. Obtain new host.
    4. Upload VB.
    5. Import (?) my DB.

    Am I correct or way off base? I really appreciate your help


  • #2
    I don't honestly know if you have SSH or Telnet access with the ASP version. I doubt it, but if you do, you don't need to give vbulletinhosting your new license info, you can just follow the instructions at

    If you don't have SSH/Telnet access at vbulletinhosting, just ask them for a dump of your database. That's what you need to transfer.


    • #3
      Thanks Unfortunately, I don't have access to the files. Hopefully they can do a dump for me. Actually, that is the very least they should be able to do

      After I get the dump of the db, do I just install the purchased VB onto the new host's server then upload my current database?

      Thanks so much for your help!


      • #4
        Don't do an install once you have it on your new server upload the files, enter the new database info in config.php then go into ssh

        and type

        mysql -uUSERNAME -pPASSWORD DATABASE < forumsbackup.sql

        which will install the import into the database and you should be all sorted.
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