How to change domain name?

To change domain name you need to perform the steps below.

 

General

  1. Register your new domain name with a domain name provider.
  2. Once you have a domain name connect it with a hosting account where you will be transferring all files to.

 

Website transfer

  1. Create new MySQL database and FTP account and make a note of these details you will need them to complete next few steps.
  2. Now login to your old hosting account using your favourite FTP client e.g. FileZilla.
  3. Copy all your website files and database to new hosting account and update “wp-config.php” file with new connection details.
  4. Next login to your WordPress backed and update all links to new domain name.

 

Software transfer

  1. Before starting the software transfer make sure that your new hosting account meets the software minimum requirements.
  2. Create a new MySQL database and FTP account and make a note of these details, you will need them to complete the next few steps.
  3. Login to your booking software admin panel and open this URL “https://[your_current_software_url_here]/deactivation” in the browser, remember to replace example URL with your real software URL. Once you see the deactivation form enter your license key and click deactivate button. If you are running older version of the software and this option is not available just go to the next step.
  4. Now login to your old hosting account using your favourite FTP client e.g. FileZilla.
  5. Find a folder called “/eto” in your website root directory and transfer it to new hosting account.
  6. Next transfer software database to new database you have created in step 2. Connection details can be found in the file “config.php” which is located in software main directory described in step 5.
  7. Once the software files and database has been transferred to new hosting account you need to update database connection details in the file “config.php” (see step 6).
  8. Open this URL “https://[your_new_software_url_here]/activation” in the browser and enter the license key, remember to replace example URL with your real software URL. If the software license has been successfully activated skip steps 9,10 and go directly to step 11. If you are running older version of the software and this option is not available just go to the next step.
  9. Next you need to go to “subscriptions” database table (you can use PHPMyAdmin panel provide by your hosting provider) and make a note of the record ID displayed there and then remove that record and change autoincrement parameter for that table to that number.
  10. Once all above is done open this path “https://[your_new_software_url_here]/install/license” and enter the provided license key. This operation will reinstall the license. New license key can only be issued by EasyTaxiOffice team on prior request and its approval.
  11. In case the installation URL is displaying “Page not found” error message then make sure “RewriteBase” path in the software “.htaccess” file is correctly pointing to the software root directory. In most cases uncommenting this line of code should work.
  12. The last thing you need to is to update widget integration in your website this tutorial explains how to do it.
  13. That’s all. Enjoy!