LAMP stands for Linux / Apache / MySQL / PHP.

Server migrations and duplication of LAMP applications and websites are usually simple tasks. But sometimes there are complications including:

  • The result may have encoding errors
  • The new server may not be properly configured
  • Path changes can damage content links
  • Domain changes may keep unwanted dependencies to the original server
  • Permissions in the new server may cause all sorts of errors


Some tips for your migration process:


  1. Exports trough mysqldump are usually less problematic than those from phpMyAdmin
  2. Don´t export cache data
  3. Move information from server to server, intermediate downloads just make things slower.
  4. Some useful commands are: scp, wget, chmod, chgrp, chown, setfacl, getfacl, tar, gzip, gunzip, zip, mysql, mysqldump
  5. Be careful with your permissions, be sure to give the apache group proper permissions and setup permission inheritance properly.
  6. Take a look at our script for fixing domain changes during migration.


Some examples frameworks where these problems may arise are WordPress, Joomla, Drupal or Symfony.


We can solve these problems for you and more in less than 2 hours.

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