I've developed a website and deployed it in a server, I consider this server as a test server. Now, I'm in the final stage of development and I'm looking to move the website content to new server. In that process, I've moved my website contents from test server to the new server, updated the
database details in
settings.php file, created a database in the new server and imported the
.sql file (from the test server). I anticipate all the cloning work is done.
Now, when I look into the new site, the home page appears in the old format - I mean most of the edits that I made have gone. When I click on the menu tabs, the corresponding pages are broken - there is no proper redirection to the pages.
What I've observed was, in the homepage the url was good but when I click on one of the links the url is pointing to something odd like -
localhost/new_mywebsite/search. I feel that this is odd. I couldn't trace why it was showing in that way.
Moreover, when i compared the new database with old database(test server) the old one has around 130 tables and the new one has only 90 tables. Even it seems odd for me.
What might the real reason for this odd behaviour? Is it with database or links?