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Can I transfer my computer store website to Cpanel?

Discussion in 'Migrate to cPanel' started by kfoster2020, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. kfoster2020

    kfoster2020 Registered

    Apr 9, 2012
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    I have a computer store website. The domain name is -removed- , I am interested in switching to Cpanel. How can I do this? And if I can, will I lose my information?
    #1 kfoster2020, Apr 9, 2012
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  2. m8internet

    m8internet Member

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    Does the current website use cPanel?
    If so, then you can migrate to any other provider using cPanel
    Simply use the Backup Full Website facility on the outgoing provider, then Restore on the incoming provider
    Sometimes Restore does not work at the incoming provider, depending on permissions, so you need to upload the .gz file then request the provider to restore from there (I upload mine to the public_ftp folder) and advise them it is in this folder name

    If not, then it is slightly more complicated
    Start off by disabling your website so that there are no customer and/or admin transactions (this requires advance planning, so choose a date/time when your website is least busy)
    The first issue is eMail, I have still not found a method to transfer eMail from other interfaces into cPanel
    I therefore advise customers to disable using it, read all eMail up to the transfer date, forward any they need to retain (or I perform this for them), and reload this on completion
    The next issue is the html content
    I simply download all of this onto local computer
    Next comes the MySQL database, and download a backup copy
    You then create your account in cPanel, upload all the html content from the local computer
    The MySQL database takes a lttle more work, as you need to create a new database and user, then upload the backup
    As the database name and username will most likely have changed these settings will probably have changed in the configuration file, so check these
    The final step is to update the nameservers, if appropriate, then wait about 1 hour
    #2 m8internet, Apr 10, 2012
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2012

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