I am feeling grey and gloomy this overcast monsoon day. And it’s not only the clouds and the mugginess that is getting me down.
The monsoon is a much awaited season that brings respite to our parched sub-continent. Especially after a summer that is normally sheer torture. Everyone in India ( especially from the Southern parts) jokes that we have only three seasons : hot, hotter and hottest. This is possibly true because when our overseas cousins come home in December, while I am huddled up in my mismatched winter wear, they are down to their shorts and tank tops, sweating profusely.
It is the season of unexpected holidays ( when the roads flood, or trains become inoperational). It is a time when peacocks dance. It is a time when you get kissed by But, I don’t know what it is about the monsoons, I actually begin to feel grey when I see a sunless sky. Feeling SAD is an acknowledged psychological disorder in places that have severe winters.
But feeling sad in Mumbai where on the coldest day it is 25 C?
Well, the main reason is the blog transfer that didn’t happen. Rather the blog transfer that half happened. While SiteGround did reassure me that they would help with the complete transfer this is what really happened.
There was a gap between the domain transfer and the blog transfer. As a result of this, the posts that were posted on my blog i.e. the Blog-a-thon challenge posts were uploaded on the servers of my old blog host. ( The new DNS couldn’t be pointed to the new host server till the domain was transferred). And when the domain registration was transferred to Site Ground, the July posts remained on my old host’s server.
Luckily, the old host transferred the back up of all the files to me and I uploaded them to the cPanel of the new host.
The problem lies in their chats which tell me to do it myself
|Filip G.: url:https://www.siteground.
|Filip G.: Here is a tutorial with clear instructions on how you can transfer your website to us|
|Filip G.: check the bottom of the page – “Manual_Website_Transfer”|
However, the tutorial tells me the following:
In wp-config.php you should change the MySQL settings: DB_NAME – here you should enter the name of the WordPress database, e.g. : define(‘DB_NAME’, ‘user_wrdp1’); DB_USER – here you should enter the username with privileges to access the blog database, e.g. : define(‘DB_USER’, ‘user_wrdp1’); DB_PASSWORD – the password for accessing the database: define(‘DB_PASSWORD’, ‘password’); DB_HOST – the MySQL host; in most cases you won’t have to change this: define(‘DB_HOST’, ‘localhost’); In case you wish to use the transferred application with another domain, or in another folder, you should also change the siteurl and home options in your WordPress database. You can do this using the phpMyAdmin tool available in your cPanel. Once in phpMyAdmin, select your WordPress database and browse the table wp_options. Find the options siteurl and home and change their values to the desired URL.
Does this make sense to any of you? Please do try and explain to me exactly what you understand by this cryptic clue.
The simplest option would be to ask SiteGround to do this themselves but they have told me not once but twice that this would amount to TWO migrations and would charge me additionally!!!!!!! Boo Hoo.
Thanks for your patience in listening to my blogging woes.
Now what would you do if you were faced with such a situation? I look forward to your help in this situation.
Have a good week ahead of you!