Get going with 123-reg student hosting

We're phasing out the Webfusion student hosting scheme and replacing it with an even better offer from 123-reg.

Once you've signed up to 123-reg student hosting, it's easy to move your existing website and files across from Webfusion. Just follow these instructions:

Export the files from your existing hosting:

  1. Connect to your Webfusion hosting with FTP
    (Use your student hosting domain).
  2. Download all files to your own computer
    (Use your student hosting username, admin@[yourdomain] )

If you have a database, take a copy of this too:

  1. Log in to your control panel at
  2. Go to the My database section
  3. Click the database to log in to it
  4. Click Export in the menu on the left
  5. Only select the following options:
    - Table schemas
    - Table data
    - Stored procedures
    - Include descriptive comments (if required)
  6. Click Export
  7. When prompted, save the .sql file to your computer. It contains your entire database.

Then upload everything to your 123-reg hosting package:

  1. Connect to your 123-reg hosting with FTP
    (Not sure how? Read these instructions)
  2. Copy all your files to your hosting
  3. Replace any references to your student hosting domain with your new .info domain name.

If you have a database, upload that too:

  1. Open the .sql file you downloaded from your Webfusion hosting
  2. Open this file with a text editor (like Notepad)
  3. Remove all statements that say USE [yourdomain]
  4. Save the file in ANSI format
    (To do this in Notepad, click Save as and choose Encoding: 'ANSI'
  5. Log in to your 123-reg control panel at
  6. Create a new database
    (Not sure how? Read these instructions)
  7. Log in to your new database through the control panel
  8. Click Import
  9. A box will appear. Find the .sql file you saved and click it.
  10. Click Import
  11. All your data, tables and stored procedures will now be in your new database.

Finally, once you've imported your database you'll need to edit any connection strings your website uses. You can find the connection strings you need to use on the Properties page in the database section of your 123-reg control panel.

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