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Move wordpress to new hosting acct - ftp wp-content
wordpress move to new host problems

 7:40 pm on Jan 18, 2013 (gmt 0)

How do I determine the size of a directory on a Godaddy linux hosting acct?

I FTP'd down a wp-content directory, the size was huge: Windows Explorer reports : 5,464 Files, 170 Folders, I left Filezilla running and went to sleep... now I need to know if what I downloaded was the entire contents of that dir.

Is there a means of discovering the properties of a dir in linux? Filezilla did not reveal this, perhaps Godaddy Filemanager?



 7:53 pm on Jan 18, 2013 (gmt 0)

You need to make sure you have all of the folders that begin with wp (wp-admin, wp-content, wp-includes) and then all of the files you find at the root of the site - most (but not all) will begin with wp. Then you need to get a copy of the database using either PHPMyAdmin or your favorite MySQL interface tool. Yes, it will be a LOT of files.


 8:13 pm on Jan 18, 2013 (gmt 0)

Thanks for the quick reply:
I was counseled that all I really needed was to FTP down the wp-content dir
I do have the mysql database exported
the import failed, I suspect path problems.. so I ditched everything and am starting from scratch

one possible reason for the failure could be that I dunno, for sure, if the d/l of the /wp-contents dir actually d/led EVERYTHING

Short of grabbing a cup of coffee and staring mindlessly at Filezilla during the mind numbing experience of watching 5464 files transfer (to observe any potential error msgs at the bottom of Filezilla)

... the doing it again to upload to the destination host...

there oughta be a way to count what was there.

I can view in windows explorer but dunno how to double check the size of the original files/dir



 9:27 pm on Jan 18, 2013 (gmt 0)

Well as far as files that are particular to your install then that would be correct though the wp-config.php file in the root might be handy to have as well as htaccess (if you're keeping the same domain).

I'm not sure how to check it either though I know there's a way using Linux command line.


 9:47 pm on Jan 18, 2013 (gmt 0)

I know I have to change the path in the "new" wp-config.php to point to the new db
.htaccess I didn't think of... will check to see if there's anything in the old hosting acct that doesn't match what's on the new hosting acct .htaccess file

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