Changing server but different domain names

SecondSight

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Hello !

I'm going to migrate the content of my server to a new more powerful server. I don't know how to achieve this, so I'm going to read about it. I've been told that CPanel does make this easy.
Can you give me pieces of advice about it ?

I wanted to mention that I only have one web site on my server and it is a board. The problem I see now, is that the domain name on the new server will be different than the domain name on the old server. Will this be a problem ?

Thank you ! :)
 

SecondSight

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Hello ! :)

Yes, I have CPanel and WHM on my server (I'm not the person who manages my server).
I will also have CPanel and WHM on my new server (I'm waiting for the server to be ready, and then I will buy the licence). :)

Edit : it seems like there is a problem with the time of the board. The answers appear before my posts, but they were posted after...
 
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cPanelDavidG

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In that case, all you need to do is generate a full backup of your site on your existing server by going to the cPanel interface and clicking "Backups."

Once you have that .tar.gz file, simply take that file and place it on your server in /home. Once it is there, you can go into the WHM on your server and restore the account. This will automatically generate and restore the contents of your account on your new cPanel/WHM server.
 

SecondSight

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Ok, I've already made backups. It seems very simple. My backup file however is 4 gigabytes big.

Thank you ! :)