I recently set up a local development environment on my computer with the idea that it would be better to develop offline. Faster, no exposure to the outside, develop even when away from the internet. It seemed like a good idea.
When I tried to move my newly developed web site to the host provider. Everything broke.
I had created a new database on the host with PHPMyAdmin and imported the data from my local MYSQL. I changed the site.php and settings.php to match. But it still broke.
It seems that Drupal hardcodes calls to the database in it's internal core code and when you change database names those hard codings break the site.
The host technicians at my provider referenced this document:
Looking into this document made me realize how extremely problematic it is to move a site.
Certainly, there must be a BETTER WAY.
HOW DO YOU MOVE A SITE ???
Do you know of a way to move a Drupal site to a host without creating a catastrophe?