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Offline istaylsugbo

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Transfering SMF
« on: March 25, 2008, 09:17:13 AM »
How do u transfer from a webhost to a personal computer server?

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Re: Transfering SMF
« Reply #1 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.
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Re: Transfering SMF
« Reply #2 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.

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Re: Transfering SMF
« Reply #3 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.
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