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Install GetSimple on your new/public server (don't worry about username, password, and settings – they will be replaced).
Upload from your localhost/old site the following files and folders (with their contents), overwriting existing ones:
/data/ /plugins/ /theme/
(If your site is not in English, also upload your language file(s) to
admin/lang folder.) Now log in again, but with the username and password you used for localhost/old site.
Check the files
.htaccess at the new destination and compare them with the corresponding ones at the original place. Compare paths, salts, rewrite base etc.
Do the edits if necessary.
Go to Setup → Website Base URL:
http://localhost/ (or whatever) to your new site URL. Hint: You can copy it from the “Our suggestion is:…” message that should be displayed below.
Click Save Settings
Note: If you have links or images in your pages with complete URLs you should change them to your new URL or else the new site will possibly have broken links or images that cannot be not displayed. Using relative URLs is always advised. But the HTML-editor stores the URLs as absolute URLs. Please note: links to images etc. are stored in your data with absolute URLs, not relative URLs. So you will run into problems when you just copy your data files to the server.
What you can do:
If you want to move a GetSimple installation to another folder, there are at least three things you need to be aware of:
settings, change the
Website URL, if needed;
.htaccessfile and correct the
RewriteBaserule, otherwise you may get a 503 error when trying to access some pages in your site;