I have looked over several help posts on how to back up and change hosting for my SMF board, but I have not found a situation that fits my own.
I have a SMF forum that was tied to my domain, the domain expired and was immediately bought out by an ad agency (or whoever buys sites right away) so I now cannot access the SMF forum.
I have purchased a new domain and I have backed up the database files, but I can not move the public HTML files of the forum (as noted in step one of this thread. http://wiki.simplemachines.org/smf/Hosting_-_How_do_I_move_my_SMF_forum_to_a_different_host).
The first attempt I made, allowed me to access the boards through my new domain, but when I went to login to my admin account, I was redirected the old domain and was then at a dead end.
Godaddy support advised me to come here and seek assistance in getting into the database (through PHPmyadmin) and hopefully be able to change the URLs etc so that I can get my SMF back up and running and still have all the data from the past 3 years on the boards.
I am not a tech-savvy guy, so simple instructions are the best for me (lol), but any help is greatly appreciated.
take a look at What is repair_settings.php? (http://wiki.simplemachines.org/smf/Repair_settings.php)
Thanks, I'm trying that now.
How do I upload a file with FTP?
Thank you both for the help!