So you decided to move your website to a new web hosting service that does not only offer better and more efficient performance, but cheaper rates too. Best of all, this new-found hosting company also uses cPanel as one of its main control panels. The transfer process is easy, as long as both of the hosting service providers run the Linux-based cPanel.
Although the migration process is usually similar, for the sake of making things easy, let us say your new preferred web host is InMotionHosting, since it also runs on cPanel.
Here is what you need to know when it comes to using your cPanel account to move your website to your new host, which in this situation, is InMotionHosting.
Because your previous host runs cPanel, transferring it to another cPanel-run host, like InMotionHosting, is quick and simple. However, you need to assess your site first to determine how big your entire cPanel account is. cPanel has a nifty and very useful backup tool that will enable you to create a backup of your entire account, including your files, emails, details, and databases.
InMotionHosting has a slightly different process for migrating cPanel accounts of more than 3GB. In this guide, we will discuss the procedure for cPanel accounts under 3GB.
Before continuing the migration process, it is always wise to create a backup of your entire site. And as mentioned above, you do not have to worry since cPanel has a tool specifically for that.
Download the backup file created either by clicking on the provided link in cPanel’s backup wizard. You may also choose to log into the new server through FTP to download it. Connecting to the server is faster with FTP access. With the use of FTP, you can upload every file all at once.
When you move to InMotionHosting, you just need to send a request so they can restore your website through the backup file you just created.
As you can see, it is easy to move from one host to another, as long as both run on cPanel.