There have been a few trials during the move, but nothing major. The time spent waiting for DNS addresses to propagate was the biggest pain. You would have thought that there was a better system.
There was one problem that was a bit tricky, and I found interesting since I’m a geek, so I’ll share it here rather than boring Megan.
At my old site, my wordpress directory for americascupmagazine was in the directory below the directory of the site. The way that this is handled is that there is a setting in the wordpress config (which is set up after installing it and logging in) to direct the loading of various pages.
I guess I could have put in ../wordpress, but instead I put in www.centovate.com/wordpress (the actual address of the rest of the site was www.centovate.com/americascupmagazine).
On the new server I’ve abandoned centovate, and so the site is www.peteandmegan.com/americascupmagazine and www.peteandmegan.com/americascupmagazine/wordpress.
However, we had copied the mySQL database and the directories over byte for byte so guess what happened.
When I tried to log in to my wordpress control panel, every time it sent me to www.centovate.com/wordpress.
It may seem simple now that I’ve told you the problem, but for the life of me (well, about ten minutes) I couldn’t figure it out.
In the end all I had to do was go into the hosting control panel, then into the mySQL editor and change the entry in the row with option_name of “siteurl” and option_value of “www.centovate.com/wordpress” of the options table to www.americascupmagazine.com/wordpress.
So the moral is, if you can’t figure out why your wp-admin directory is sending you back to your old (or some other) address, then have a look at the options table of your mySQL database.