Porting WordPress from localhost to ISP

This is the first post to my blog while it lives on a commercial ISP. Up until now, it has resided on localhost – Linux parlance for the computer on my desk in my home office. I’ve been having trouble maintaining throughput to this computer, so I decided to port the blog over to my ISP’s servers. I documented the process, which took about an hour, including false starts.

The process basically involved getting a SQL language dump of the existing blog, and a new virgin blog on my ISP’s servers. Comparing the two files showed some simple mods I needed to do to accommodate the different URL and a MySQL version difference. Then I dropped all the MySQL tables on the ISP, and imported the modified text file describing my localhost blog.

Poof! My localhost blog is now installed on my ISP’s servers. Complete instructions will be posted to my Wiki.

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