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