Which version of the application are you using?: 3.4
Please choose how you got the application: AWS, GCE, Azure, ...) or VM (VMDK, VBOX): AWS LightSail
Have you installed any plugin or modified any configuration file?: No
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I have purchased a website template from www.templatemonster.com/ containing all content. When I was originally developing the website on my local machine using MAMP I created a folder under then HTDOCS parent director and access the website by typing 'localhost\folder name'.
I have attempted to copy the files to the '/opt/bitnami/apps/folder name' assuming that this would be the correct method given that /opt/bitnami/apps/ contains the folders and files for the phpmyadmin dashboard, however this doesn't seem to work. Is there something I am missing from this process?
So, if I understand correctly, you want to add a theme to your Joomla installation, right? In principle the official template installation instructions should work for you, right?
Javier J. Salmerón
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It isn't just the theme, it is the theme, the DB and the content.
In effect it is like migrating a website designed on a local machine to the Bitnami Joomla Stack.
Does that make sense?
Do you mean the entire content of your application? In that case, you can follow this section in our documentation that explains how to migrate the data from your local Joomla installation to the LightSail deployment.
Let us know if that works for you.
Is there any video tutorial on migrating Joomla to AWS lightsail?
I find the documentation on bitnami can be confusion.
You can follow the guide I posted here to migrate your data to a Bitnami Joomla instance in Lightsail. What doubts do you have?
I am not sure about about this step Browse to http://SERVER-IP/kickstart.php, replacing SERVER-IP with the IP address of the new instance.
What does it mean to replace SERVER-IP with IP address of the new instance? Does it means the IP address should be replaced with static IP address created on the new instance?
What about if I intend to migrate Joomla using LAMP stack?
That just means that you need to use http://THE_PUBLIC_IP_OF_THE_MACHINE_HERE/kickstart.php. SERVER-IP doesn't exist, the doc wants you to replace that placeholder with the real IP of your machine.
You will need to deploy Joomla on top of LAMP first and then the kickstart.php file should be available for you to use so the steps should be the same ones.