If you are moving AbanteCart to a different domain name or switching from server pathways to your domain name, then you must update AbanteCart with the new domain name.
No need to change configuration file.
1. Install new AbanteCart
Install new AbanteCart with normal process on the new host (do not load demo data)
NOTE: You need to select the same MySQL database prefix as on your current AbanteCart instance.
How to find the database prefix for the database? Log in to the AbanteCart backend, go to System → Data → Backup/Restore section.
Another way is using a Database Interface (Requires Access to the Database, e.g. phpMyAdmin tool)
2. Backup AbanteCart
On existing AbanteCart instance, do backup of database, code and resource library (do not include system/config.php)
3. Download Backup
Download backup archive from the backup history or /admin/system/backup/ folder on your server.
4. Load backup to newly installed AbanteCart.
To unpack a tar.gz file (A tarball 'tar.gz file' is compressed tar archive) extract backup.tar.gz then extract backup.tar
Use free 7-zip for Windows or Keka app for OS X software.
5. Replace ENCRYPTION_KEY, UNIQUE_ID (SALT for older versions) and SERVER_NAME in config.php
Replace unique keys from your original installation into the new configuration file. It is in system/config.php file
6. Clear AbanteCart cache
If you cannot see your products in the storefront, clear the cache from the admin panel of Abantecart
See also AbanteCart community solution with FTP and manual Database import
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