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How to move Prestashop to new Server?

Updated 12 December 2016

In this blog, you will know how to move PrestaShop from one server to another new server

Step 1 : Safety First

For safety, take backup of all PrestaShop files and its database.


STEP 2 : Move all prestashop files to new server

Move all files of PrestaShop from old server to new server
Note :: Make sure .htaccess file in the main folder is also moved to new server


Step 3 : Move Database to new server

Download database from old server using export button and import it on new server


Step 4 : Changes in database tables

ps_shop_url : Enter new domain values in “domain”, “domain_ssl”, “physical_uri” columns
Note :: if you pull all PrestaShop files in server main folder then value of “physical_uri” is ‘/’ or if you put all files in particular folder like “production” then in this case value of “physical_uri” is ‘/production/’  
ps_configuration : Enter values according to “PS_SHOP_DOMAIN”, “PS_SHOP_DOMAIN_SSL” according to the new server.
ps_pagenotfound : change values of “request_uri”, “http_referer” columns according to the new server.


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STEP 5 : Changes in prestashop Files

Set values of _DB_SERVER_ , _DB_NAME_ , _DB_USER_ , _DB_PASSWD_ variables according to new server database configuration. These variables are present in file of “config” directory

define('_DB_SERVER_', 'SERVER NAME');
define('_DB_NAME_', 'DATABASE NAME');

 Below shows you the changes in .htaccess file present in the main folder.

  • RewriteRule . – [E=REWRITEBASE:/physical_uri/]
  • ErrorDocument 404 /physical_uri/index.php?controller=404

By following all the above steps you will move your PrestaShop from one server to another.

Supported Framework Version - 1.6.x.x

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