Manual migrations to cPanel from unsupported control panels

cPanelJesse

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The following document is available for information on manually migrating accounts to cPanel from unsupported control panels:

How to Manually Migrate Accounts to cPanel from Unsupported Control Panels - cPanel Knowledge Base - cPanel Documentation

Keep in mind we are happy to answer any questions you have about migrating from an unsupported control panel, either through a support ticket, or via this forum.

Note that cPanel offers free migration services from the following third-party control panels:

Odin Plesk (formerly Parallels)
DirectAdmin
Ensim

The following document is available for assistance with migrating from these control panels:

cPanel Migration Services and Guides - cPanel Knowledge Base - cPanel Documentation

Thank you.
 
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hippynet

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Thanks for this doc!
Quick question, I obviously don't know the mySQL user passwords my customers have used for the databases they're using. Is there anything I can do about this, or will I have to ask my customers to help with this part of the migrations?

Thanks
 

kdean

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Thanks for this doc!
Quick question, I obviously don't know the mySQL user passwords my customers have used for the databases they're using. Is there anything I can do about this, or will I have to ask my customers to help with this part of the migrations?
If you have access to your customer's site files, you can always find the database name, username and password in the PHP code itself. Generally found in config files or if you can do a multi-file search, search for the database name and go from there.
 

dzchimp

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If you have access to your customer's site files, you can always find the database name, username and password in the PHP code itself. Generally found in config files or if you can do a multi-file search, search for the database name and go from there.
Wouldnt it be better to export and reimport hashed passwords in the mysql table itself? As root user, admin should be able to do that.
 

rfsjim

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Very informative & great explanations, just another reason why cPanel is the leading choice for hosting platforms.
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wacnstac

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Would this also be the best way to migrate from a LAMP server with no control panel to WHM?
 

JaredR.

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You should find the document useful for migrations from unsupported control panels, as well as a plain server with no control panel. It provides information about how cPanel stores data. How data are stored on a server with no control panel will vary, depending on the administrator who set it up, but the document will show you how to place your data on a cPanel server.