Migrate a Magento installation to another server

Copy all the files.

Copy the database.

Restore .htaccess file.

Edit app/etc/local.xml Change the database details

UPDATE the core_config_data table - Fix the base directory

select * from core_config_data where path like "%base%";

update core_config_data set value="http://www.domain.com/" where config_id=X or confg_id=Y

where X and Y are from the select statement above.

Clear the cache and session data.

rm -rf var/cache/*

rm -rf var/session/*

Test out the website!

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