WordPress manual migrationTutorials • Applications | wordpress | migrare | step by step | wordpress | migration
Step-by-step migration of a wordpress install from one account to another
by Mihai BobriucViews 280Updated now 6 monthsPublished 13/07/2022
- In this tutorial we are going to show you how we can migrate a WordPress installation from one account to another.
- Access to the cPanel accounts of the two hosting accounts, the source and destination accounts.
- We log in to the source cPanel account, an account from which we will migrate the data. In our case the account is hostico.ro and we will migrate the data to the destination account hostico.com.
- After logging in we go to the Files section, and then click on File Manager.
- We select the root directory of the domain hostico.ro, in our case the directory is public_html, and then click on Compress to generate an archive of the files.
- Alegem tipul arhivei, zip, iar apoi click pe Compress FIle(s).
- After creating the archive we will download it locally either through the file manager or an FTP client. In our case we will use the File Manager. We select the archive, and then click on Download.
- Once we have downloaded the files we will export the database with the help of phpMyadmin from the cPanel account.
- The database used by our website we can see it in the configuration file of the WordPress installation. We edit the wp-config configuration file.php by selecting it, and then click on Edit, Edit in the next window.
- The database name is listed in the field below.
- We access phpMyadmin from the Databases section, and here we will select the hostico_wp database on the left side of the screen.
- We will export the database by clicking on Export, and then click on Go in the next page and we will save the database locally on our computer.
- At the moment we have the files and database downloaded locally on our computer. Now we will proceed to upload the data to the destination account hostico.com.
- We log into the cPanel account hostico.com, go to the Files section, and then click on File Manager. Here we will select the root directory of the hostico.com domain, public_html and upload the archive with the files and the exported database in the previous steps.
- Once we have uploaded the files to the destination account hostico.com we will return to the root directory by clicking on Go Back to “/home/hosticom/public_html” .
- We will select the archive public_html.zip, and then click on Extract to unzip the files.
- Once we have extracted the files we will move them to the root directory of the hostico.com domain, public_html.
We select the files, and then click on Move.
- In the new window we will modify the path where we move the files, the root directory of the hostico.com domain, public_html.
- The next step is to create a database and a user, database in which we will do the import of the exported base from the source domain hostico.ro.
- Once we have created the database we will import the database of the source domain into the newly created database.
- We go to the Databases section, and then click on phpMyadmin and select the newly created database (hosticom_com) by clicking on it in the left side of the screen.
- Then we will click on Import, click on Browse, select the locally saved database to import it.
- After we click on the Go button at the bottom of the page to import the database.
- On the screen we will have a confirmation message regarding the import of the database.
- The last step after copying the files to the root directory of the destination domain, public_html of the hostico.com domain and imported the database we will have to modify the wp-config wordpress configuration file.php with the new data: database, user and password.
- We will go to the Files section, File Manager, go to the public_html directory and edit the wp-config WordPress configuration file.php where we will modify the fields below with the new data: the database, user and password with those previously created and we save the changes made.
- We save the file and access the hostico.com in the browser.
Migration may require other steps depending on the installed extensions/themes – this tutorial only presents the basics needed to migrate a WordPress site.
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