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I have a primary domain called "www.customsite.com". I have a subdomain called "drupal.customsite.com"
**(www.customsite.com is not the drupal site, it is just the URL to the primary domain. Drupal is installed within the drupal subdomain folder so the url to my drupal site is "drupal.customsite.com")
**It was easy to install drupal. I was able to go to "drupal.customsite.com" and install drupal just as if I was on localhost, Midway through the install I linked my website to the correct database. Rather then localhost, I set it to the MySQL database that I created within GoDaddy.
So after this everything worked fine. Fresh drupal install in the drupal subdomain folder.
My problem is uploading the local site that I have been working on. I want the url for this site to be "drupal.customsite.com". Basically, I want to do is this:
1. delete the default sites folder from GoDaddy hosting server. Upload local sites folder that has all of the files for the site I've been working on. Within this sites folder is an "all folder, default folder, and a folder called "drupal.customsite.com" which is the folder for my site.
2. Within this folder I understand that I have to edit the settings.php file. I changed the db_url to the way I think it's supposed to be "$db_url = 'mysql://user:pass@server/databasename';" The base_url automatically changed for me to "drupal.customsite.com".
My next step will be to simply import my sites database to the GoDaddy phpMyadmin, but I'm not going to do that yet because when I go to "drupal.customsite.com" now I get a dead URL and nothing is coming up. I must be making a settings.php mistake or something because as soon as I edit it after uploading my new sites folder... the link doesn't work to my drupal site.
Note: It is an acquia drupal install. I believe acquia drupal edits the settings.php for you when you are working locally. Maybe I have to change something. The install on GoDaddy is also acquia drupal. I guess if this doesn't work out I will have to use GoDaddy's Drupal install through their website, instead of manually uploading the acquia files to a sub domain called "drupal".
***Rather then finding my problem, I'd appreciate it if someone tells me the steps that they would use to upload the site that they have been working on locally with acquia-drupal to a GoDaddy acquia-drupal installation.