I am having a trouble moving the magento from old host to new one. As a test, I installed fresh magento version and it worked perfectly.

but for moving the server this is what I did:

  1. I compressed the folder "www" in the old server
  2. I dumped the database from the old server

  3. In the new server I downloaded the www file from the old server

  4. I imported the database and changed the core_config_data informations (url)

  5. I changed the file local.xml in app/etc folder

No when I start the website it redirects me to the Install page, and the "Welcome to Magento's Installation Wizard!" text is empty, even if I tried to install new version it doesn't work it shows me a blank page when it install the database.

What I am missing, please help.

  • check the DB connection is valid.Also check the file permission.
    – Pravin
    Apr 21, 2014 at 13:09

1 Answer 1


delete or rename local.xml to local.xml.old in app/etc and re-install Magento with your prev. database information

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