Follow These Simple Steps to Move Your Site to a New Host Using cPanel!
For people who own and run websites, the flexibility of maintaining their sites on the hosting that they choose has great value. cPanel provides this convenience to site owners- making the process of migrating your site simple. This includes all your files and databases.
If you are looking to move your site from one host to another via cPanel without the risk of losing existing files and databases, here is a step-by-step process to do just that. If you follow closely, you shouldn’t have any problems running the site after you finish the migration.
This process works for most content management systems (CMS) like WordPress and PrestaShop.
Backing Up Your Files
You need to backup your site to make the process of migrating them to another host easier. This ensures that all the files are in one place and will work after uploading to the new host.
Note: Backup Wizard will not be used because that is for backing up and restoring on the same hosting account.
Note: If you are using Safari as your browser, it automatically unzips compressed files. What you have to do is go to preferences on Safari and uncheck “Open safe files.”
Backing up your database
For this process, it is recommended that you use the Backup wizard.
Restoring/Uploading your files and database on the new hosting account
This process will work for most applications unless you have a very sophisticated application that requires another level of expertise.
Migrating the database
Migrating the files
You can now confirm the successful migration by accessing your site.
cPanel affords you this level of flexibility and ease of use- keeping your site running well 24/7. Its compatibility with most CMS and the simplicity of its interface ensures you’ll have a smooth time running and managing your sites.