Msg#: 4539990 posted 7:00 pm on Jan 28, 2013 (gmt 0)
So my boss wants two websites moved to other hosting, my question is about CMS.
I know wordpress but these sites are already built in PHP, the current hosting has it's own CMS right now. So I'm not sure what I'm going to do when I move to new hosting. Do most hosting companies have a CMS that I can use with websites that are already built? I guess I'm confused on how I will be making changes if I don't really know PHP.
Msg#: 4539990 posted 7:15 pm on Jan 28, 2013 (gmt 0)
What CMS is the hosting company using?
If it's a common open source CMS like Joomla, Drupal or a zillion others, than you can just install it.
If you're at some sort of sitebuilder site with their custom CMS it will be a lot more effort.
In general, though - log into the shell (command line for your site) - take a tar archive of all the files - take a database dump - move the files to a new host - upload the new database - update any database settings (DB name, username, etc will probably change) - test
Msg#: 4539990 posted 7:30 pm on Jan 28, 2013 (gmt 0)
It's called wspider/sleepless cms I think it's a custom CMS. I don't think it's a common one.
I don't need to still use that one, so without affecting the current website is there a way to use a new CMS with the existing sites? I know wordpress well but I don't think I can convert the old website into wordpress without it distorting it and not looking like the original right?
So pretty much I don't care what CMS to use as long as it's user friendly and I can figure it out, I'm just not sure how to go about using a pre-existing website with a new CMS.