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The points below just highlight the basic process but if your no I.T guru then the following guide should provide a little more information:- http://www.phpbb.com/kb/article/transferring-your-board-to-a-new-host-or-domain
1 – Backup your mysql database table (using hosting provider tools or phpadmin)
2 – Backup your forum directory (using hosting provider tools or ftp)
3 – Setup your new hosting provider
4 – Import your mysql database
5 – Upload you phpbb forum directory
6 – Do any required tweaks to config.php file (if your mysql datbase, username, password has changed)
7 – Then put your live site in offline mode
8 – Change your domain name ns servers to new hosting provider ns servers
9 – Now just wait to DNS replicate takes affect over the WWW
Backup Plan:- If the migration don’t go to plan for whatever reason just simply point the NS servers back to your old hosting provider and re-enable the forum online once DNS has repopulated.
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