Migrating a wordpress, how to access admin before changing DNS ?

TwistAndShout

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Hello,

The free migration service could not help me, as my old OVH VPS does not authorize SSH access. Nevermind, I am now trying to migrate with UpDraftPlus, as they explain here : How do I migrate to a new site location? - UpdraftPlus.

I have alrady installed Worpress toolkite Lite, I have already installed wordpress on the destination account, and I have also installed UpdraftPlus on this same instance.

Now I need to :

- Acess the wp admin section to set UpDraftPlus to receive the website source.
- Preview the result to check if everything is working fine.

How can I do this, knowing that I will change the DNS only when everything is working perfectly ? Temporary URL ? A dedicated tool ?

Thanks in advanced.
 
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ZenHostingTravis

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Hi @TwistAndShout,

Without SSH access, you can still generate or transport a .tar.gz backup file and then ask your host to restore it.

As you've learnt, you can also use UpdraftPlus.

You can use a website such as hosts.cx to access the /wp-admin/ area.

You'll need the IP address of the destination server.
 

cPRex

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You can also edit your local hosts file to point your local machine to do the DNS of the new server to preview the site: