How To Transfer A Website From One cPanel To Another

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Transferring a website from one cPanel account to another can be done by following these methods:

METHOD ONE

  1. Log in to the old cPanel account where the website is currently hosted.
  2. Create a backup of the website files and database. In the cPanel account, navigate to the “Backup” section and select “Backup Wizard” or “Backup”. Choose the “Full Backup” to Home Directory and give it time to execute. Preferably select the option to be alerted via email once the backup is ready.
  3. Download the backup files to your computer using your preferred FTP client.
  4. Once the download is complete, log in to the new cPanel account where you want to transfer the website.
  5. Navigate to the “File Manager” section and upload the backup files to the correct directory and unzip. If you’re transferring the website to a new domain, make sure to update any relevant URLs and paths in the website files.
  6. If the website has a database, in the “MySQL Databases” section, create a new database and user with the same credentials as the original website. Then, navigate to the “phpMyAdmin” section and select the new database. Click the “Import” button and upload the database backup file.
  7. Update the website configuration file(s) to use the new database information. Depending on the website, this file could be named “wp-config.php”, “config.php”, or something else. Look for any lines of code that reference the old database information and update them with the new database information.
  8. Finally, test the website to ensure everything is working correctly.

Note: If you’re not comfortable performing these steps yourself, you can also contact your hosting provider for assistance with transferring the website or third-party providers such as e-Business Developers.

METHOD TWO

  1. Log in to the new cPanel account where you would like to move the website.
  2. Create an FTP account with the path pointing to where you would like the website hosted.
  3. Log in to the old cPanel account where the website is currently hosted.
  4. Create a backup of the website files and database. In the cPanel account, navigate to the “Backup” section and select “Backup Wizard” or “Backup”. Choose the “Full Backup” to “Remote FTP Server” and fill in the correct details as per what you created in the new server
  5. Give the backup time to execute. Preferably select the option to be alerted via email once the backup is ready.
  6. Check the new server in the FTP path, find the backup, and unzip it.
  7. If the website has a database, in the “MySQL Databases” section, create a new database and user with the same credentials as the original website. Then, navigate to the “phpMyAdmin” section and select the new database. Click the “Import” button and upload the database backup file.
  8. Update the website configuration file(s) to use the new database information. Depending on the website, this file could be named “wp-config.php”, “config.php”, or something else. Look for any lines of code that reference the old database information and update them with the new database information.
  9. Finally, test the website to ensure everything is working correctly.

Note: If you’re not comfortable performing these steps yourself, you can also contact your hosting provider for assistance with transferring the website or third-party providers such as e-Business Developers.

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