How To Migrate A WordPress Blog To New Server

It might be a tough job to migrate a wordpress blog, if you are new to websites and blogging. I myself was really frustrated when I first had to migrate my blog to a new server. But when done I was like its a really easy job to do :). There are fews things that you have to keep in mind while doing a migrate. In this article I will tell you what things you must have before starting the migrating process i.e backups and will guide you about the process in 3 easy to follow steps. Will try to include images.

Note : You can also do a clean new wordpress install and then import your database and other files like theme and plugins but the procedure I will be talking about is much more easier and less complecated.

Things you must have before migrating

  • New servers control panel access
  • Database for your blog (Name can be different from the previous one, you can get this by using the export function of phpmyadmin)
  • Database login details and hostname (hostname generally localhost)
  • Database backup
  • Home directory files backup

Now lets get started with the process.

Step 1 : Upload home directory files to new server.

For doing this I would say to archive all you files into a zip file and upload it to the your cpanel and then use cpanel’s extract feature to extract it. After extracting there will be a new folder with the name of archive just open that folder select all the files and move then to the root or one level up.

Step 2 : Open the new empty database using phpmyadmin and use its import function to import your database.

Go to your cpanel and find phpmyadmin it will be under databases column. Click on it, it will open up in a new tab. After that from the sidebar choose you newly created database. After that there will be a tab saying import click on it to import your database.

You are almost done now.

Step 3 : Change the database login details in wp-config file

Browse to wp-config.php file in the file manager, select it and click on edit. There you have to change 4 fields.
hostname, database username, database password, database name.

Code in the file will look something like this

// ** MySQL settings - You can get this info from your web host ** //
/** The name of the database for WordPress */
define('DB_NAME', 'new database name');

/** MySQL database username */
define('DB_USER', 'new database username');

/** MySQL database password */
define('DB_PASSWORD', 'new database password');

/** MySQL hostname */
define('DB_HOST', 'localhost');

There you go, you now just need to change your nameservers to shift your blog to the new server. You might loose some comments if your blog is too active because it usually takes 4-5 hrs for nameserver propagation (they say upto 48 hrs).

Facebook Vs Google Plus [INFOGRAPHIC]

Since the launch of Google Plus, internet critics started comparing Facebook and Google Plus. If you don’t know what it is then let me tell you, it is a brand new social network created by Google. Everybody wanted to compare the features of these 2 giants.

Therefore guys at The Tech Addicts made a graphic to compare various features of these social networks. They both have advantages and disadvantages, and it is up to you to decide where you want to stay longer.

Check out the interesting infographic below to see the analysis between the two social networking sites.

Facebook Vs Google Plus

Infographic Credit : The Tech Addicts

Convert Your Android Phone Into An IP Camera

I am a big fan of android, therefore this article is also related to android and its applications. In this article I will show you how to convert your android phone into an IP camera. An Internet protocol camera, or IP camera, is a type of digital video camera commonly employed for surveillance, and which unlike analog closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras can send and receive data via a computer network and the Internet.

Android IP Camera

Image Credit : laap mx

I am always searching for new and cool apps in the android market and found this application one day when I was doing the same. The name of application is IP Camera.

Requirements

  • Android Phone
  • 1 Computer
  • Wifi Router/Modem
  • VLC Player

Market LinkIP Camera

Description from market listing

Turn you phone into a wireless camera! Supports Windows, Mac and Linux.

Turns your phone into a network camera with multiple viewing options. View your camera on any platform with VLC player or web browser.

Use IP Webcam with tinyCam Monitor on another android device or with third-party MJPG software, including video surveillance software, security monitors and most audio players.

Videochat support (e.g. Skype, Chatroulette, only video stream for Windows only via an universal MJPG driver). To get this application, just open Android Market from your android phone or tablet, then search for IP Camera and the click on install.

Now connect your phone to the wifi network.

Note : Phone must be in the same network as of your computer. Now open this newly installed app and scroll down to the bottom and click on Start Server.

After then browse to the IP address provided by the application in your browser on your computer. It will prompt for username and password if you have defined them in the app.

After that click on “Open stream in media player”, then “Save to” dialog box will appear, click on open radio button and then click Ok.

Voilla now you should be able to view video from your phone on your VLC Player. Please tell in comments what you think about this app and what funny things you did (or will be doing) using this.

This article is written by Aman Arora. He is the guy behind Asian Hackers, which has quite good and easy tutorials to get you started. If you wish to write for us, kindly check this.

10 Free Android Apps That You Should Try

This is my first post on HBB, so just thought of sharing my list of free android apps, that I feel are really useful because I approximately use them everyday and these apps have made everything really easy for me. I have taken the description from apps market listing. You can also share the apps you like in the comments below.

Note : Apps are in alphabetical order not by rating.

1. Adobe Reader

Description : The global standard for accurately and reliably interacting with PDF Documents

Adobe Reader provides high quality, fast PDF viewing and interaction for your Android smartphones and tablets. Select Adobe Reader as the application of choice when opening a PDF file and you will be able to view and navigate the PDF quickly and intuitively.

Market URL : https://market.android.com/details?id=com.adobe.reader


2. AndFtp

Description : AndFTP is a FTP, FTPS, SCP, SFTP client. It can manage several FTP configurations. It comes with both device and FTP file browser. It provides download, upload, synchronization and share features with resume support. It can open, rename, delete, update permissions, run custom commands and more. SSH RSA/DSA keys support.

Market URL : https://market.android.com/details?id=lysesoft.andftp


3. Astro File Manager

Features : File Manager, Backup, Image and text viewers, Networking, SMB, Bluetooth, SFTP, Zip Tar, downloader, thumbnails, search files, application manager, task manager, attachments

Market URL : https://market.android.com/details?id=com.metago.astro


4. Ebuddy

Description : Chat on multiple MSN, Facebook, Yahoo, AIM, ICQ, GTalk, MySpace & Hyves accounts

Chat everywhere with eBuddy Messenger. Stay always connected with all your friends and family on MSN (Windows Live Messenger or WLM), Facebook, Yahoo!, MySpace, Gtalk (Orkut), ICQ, AIM (AOL) and Hyves.

Market URL : https://market.android.com/details?id=com.ebuddy.android


5. Fullonsms

Description : Fullonsms.com brings its service to the android users.

Send unlimited, FULL 160 characters SMS for FREE to people in India. Stay in touch with your friends & family without the worries of mobile bills.

Market URL : https://market.android.com/details?id=com.spoton.fullonsms


6. Remote RDP Lite

Description : Touchpad mode deprecated,use better on-scr mouse instead

A Remote Desktop Protocol client.

Market URL : https://market.android.com/details?id=org.toremote.rdpdemo


7. Remote Web Desktop

Description : The easiest way to remote manage & control your phone in web browser

The best web desktop for Android phone, it provides the easiest way to remote manage & control your phone in web browser, totally support all 3G/WiFi/USB connections.

Market URL : https://market.android.com/details?id=net.xdevelop.rm


8. Skype

Description : Make free Skype-to-Skype calls, and call phones at Skype rates on the move

Market URL : https://market.android.com/details?id=com.skype.raider


9. Teamviewer

Teamviewer

Description : This app is currently not available in the market but you can download it from Teamviewer’s official website.

I don’t think I need to give description about this application

Official URL : http://www.teamviewer.com/download/TeamViewer.apk


10. Tubemate

Description : With TubeMate you can enjoy YouTube search, related videos, favorites and download them to SD in various qualities

Market URL : https://market.android.com/details?id=devian.tubemate.henry2

If you are an Android freak, make sure you never miss a free Android app next time and also you can test paid Android apps before buying them.


This article is written by Aman Arora. He is the guy behind Asian Hackers, which has quite good and easy tutorials to get you started. If you wish to write for us, kindly check this.