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Changing Domains

A checklist for when you change the domain for a Drupal site.
  • DNS setup to point the domain/subdomain to the right server
  • VirtualHost entry updated
  • clear cache (manually in the database if need be)
  • rename the appropriate Drupal sites directory in the file system
    • setup symbolic link from the old domain? Only if there are direct links to files, and private files is not enabled
  • update the files path if necessary admin/settings/file-system
  • admin/build/modules and save to update module locations
  • admin/build/themes and save to update theme locations
  • remove the DNS pointer for the old domain/subdomain, setup a redirect if necessary