Easy Website Migration From One cPanel to Another
Posted by Allison on 30 06 2017.
Moving from one webhost to another has never been this simple. Moving from one host to another is the logical thing to do when you no longer feel good about your current host due to:
- Bad customer service
- Not enough features
- Not as reliable as it used to be
- Price hikes
- Aggressive upselling tactics
Moving could be your only option.
If you are tired of your current webhost and thinking about moving, the following simple steps will guide you through.
Utilizing the Restore Feature
If you happen to be switching web servers and you need to move your files from one cPanel to another, you can do this quickly and efficiently by utilizing the backup and restore features.
Clicking the back up option and then restore once you have accessed the new server.
While this method is easy and quick to use, you will be required to get the domain server settings from your domain registrar.
Manual Website Transfer
If you own multiple websites and you wish to split the sites into multiple accounts or maybe one of the sites to a new cPanel or server, the restore option will not work.
Instead you will be required to move the sites manually by following the following steps:
- Back up the website files. This is possible through the adaptation of any FTP service. Alternatively, by using the file manager in your cPanel, you can download your site folder.
- Export the files. Using phpMyAdmin and some help from your current host export your website’s data and back it up somewhere safe.
- Set up your new database and domain on your new hosting account. You can add the domain name as the primary or add-on domain name, you will be required to set up the new database with the new website hosting account. Establish a name for that database.
- Import the database. Import your previous database into the new database you formed. Make sure that you slugs and db names are proper.
- Upload your site files. Upload your previous files into the new database using Filezilla or the file manager in cPanel. Some hosts offer SSH so you can tunnel through their servers.
- Update the settings with the domain registrar. update the name server settings with the domain registrar.
- Review the site settings. You can use WordPress or any other CMS to review the settings and ensuring that all the settings and plugins are correctly installed.
- Delete all the data from the previous account. The final step is to remove the databases and site files from the other accounts as the new account ID running in the new cPanel.
If you feel dissatisfied with your host, then by all means, move away from them. Save yourself from prolonged grief by leaving bad service providers at once.
It has never been this easy to move webhosts. Take advantage of this. You can do it yourself or hire professionals to minimize error and data loss.