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I have completed my first Drupal site using the Aquia-Drupal Stack installer on my Windows 7 local machine. The following are the basics of what I am working with:
Acquia-Drupal Version: 1.2.24
Version attempting to upgrade to: 1.2.26
Installation Type: Windows
NOTE: When you download the Acquia-Drupal Stack installer, it loads a set of what I believe to be "core" Drupal files in the 'program files' directory of my hard drive. The installer also places a directory named 'sites' in my user file of the hard drive; c:\users\my-username\acquia-drupal. This is where the themes, modules, and site related php files reside.
Now I wish to migrate my localhost site to my webhost server which is hosted by JaguarPC which has MySql, PHP 5 and all the tools necessary to host a Drupal based site. However, JagPC facilitates Drupal using Fantastico via the Control Panel and I don't want to use this due to many posts I have read regarding Fantastico and Drupal bugs.
I have read the forum topic on migrating a localhost site a webhost server: http://drupal.org/node/838886 which was very helpful in identifying the MySql/PHP Admin steps needed to import the database files from the localhost and alterations needed to connect to the DB.
What I am confused on is what files to load onto the server, (core vs user or both?)
1- Do I simply upload the entire user\acquia-drupal folder to my public_html folder or do the 'core' files residing in c:\program files\acquia-drupal need to be uploaded as well?
2- Is there a step by step tutorial that someone knows about that can assist me in the process of migrating my site from local to server?
3- Is there server side configurations that must be done by the hosting company in order to migrate my site successfully?
I have truly exhausted myself in seeking tutorials and direction in trying to accomplish including sending questions directly to the Acquia Site and forum, but it appears to have fallen on deaf ears and I am eagerly trying to get my completed site uploaded successfully. Additionally, the hosting company, although excellent in their support does not seem to know Drupal specifics.
Any and all help will be greatly appreciated.