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Resources for moving a php website into production

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I'm really new to web development and only just learning php which is all very exciting, but I've hit a roadblock. I've created my first php website using XAMPP as a development environment, and it looks great, but now I'm
totally lost as to how to move it onto a remote server and actually put it on the web! I never thought this would be the hardest step for me! Can someone help me with the following questions...

  1. Which hosting company is the best bang for your buck/easiest to configure for php applications?

  2. Are there any good resources for learning how to get a website onto that server?

  3. What should I be using...SSH or SFTP and why?

  4. Anything else you think I should know about to make this step easier in the future?

Thanks for all the help!

posted May 20, 2015 by anonymous

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  1. You can try Amazon AWS which is best, if you are looking for cheaper option then try 1and1.com
  2. Basically, you've to upload the files and create database. You need to change database connection settings in your code.
  3. SFTP is user friendly
  4. Hosting service provides good tech support if you face any issue.
answer May 20, 2015 by Kumar Mitrasen
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