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SMF Support => SMF 2.0.x Support => Topic started by: istaylsugbo on March 25, 2008, 09:17:13 AM

Title: Transfering SMF
Post by: istaylsugbo on March 25, 2008, 09:17:13 AM
How do u transfer from a webhost to a personal computer server?
Title: Re: Transfering SMF
Post by: Oldiesmann on March 25, 2008, 10:02:26 AM
You can download all the files via FTP, and download a backup of the database through SMF or phpMyAdmin, then import it again through phpMyAdmin or another import utility.

However, I strongly advise against running a public webserver on your home computer. You need to know a lot about running servers, PHP, MySQL and networking in general, and many ISPs don't even allow you to use your internet service this way.
Title: Re: Transfering SMF
Post by: istaylsugbo on March 25, 2008, 11:07:57 AM
What does this error mean?

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The installer was unable to detect MySQL support in PHP. Please ask your host to ensure that PHP was compiled with MySQL, or that the proper extension is being loaded.
Title: Re: Transfering SMF
Post by: Oldiesmann on March 25, 2008, 11:47:33 AM
That means that the MySQL extension was not enabled in PHP. Read the PHP manual for more info.

Again, I highly recommend that you not try to host the forum yourself on your computer unless you know what you're doing.