Operating System & Version
Cent OS 6 and 7

cPRex

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Hey there! If you're running CentOS 6 *32-bit* we'd be happy to help with that migration. We currently are not yet performing migrations for CentOS 64-bit systems. You can find more details on the supported migrations here:


You can find details on performing this work yourself here:


although your hosting provider may offer additional support.
 

Gauravk

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Hi @cPRex thanks for pointing in some direction, unfortunately, I have gone through that and have ZERO confidence to proceed with so much of complications.

May I know what is the reason you are only supporting 32-bit migration as we are on 64 bit?

We love to use Cpanel again than using Plesk or another control panel that is providing free migration to win a customer.

Im happy to pay if there is any paid service for managing this single website, single database, single account migration.
 

cPRex

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We don't offer any paid migration services at this time, so I don't have any options there.

We currently aren't supporting CentOS 6 64-bit migrations simply because there are still so many users on that operating system, we would not be able to support the demand for migrations. While I can't release exact figures here, it's still a very large number even with our EOL warnings in the interface.
 

Gauravk

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So basically cPanel is fully ready to lose such a large number of existing, happy customers!

Thanks for a clear reply.

Can you please share a guide on how to set up a fresh install of cpanel and whm?
And also share a guide on how to restore a single account backup?
 

cPRex

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The cPanel installation process is simple, requiring only one command to be run:

Code:
cd /home && curl -o latest -L https://securedownloads.cpanel.net/latest && sh latest
The only major requirements are that your hostname is valid and you have NetworkManager disabled. If the installer detects a problem with either of those, it will tell you and then stop the installation.

After the installation, you can confirm this guide to make sure things are working well:


How you would restore the backup depends on what type of backup you have. Transfer Tool would let you move just one account over to a new system, or you could do something like mount the backup drive to the new server and then use the WHM >> Restore a Full Backup/cpmove file to perform this work on individual accounts, or you can upload the file to /home on the machine to use that interface as well.

Additional details on that process can be found here:

 

cPRex

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There really shouldn't need to be anything you have to set up manually. All the tools (Apache, MySQL, PHP, mail) are installed by default. If you're migrating from another system, you can use the Transfer Tool to move over the configuration files for major services and EasyApache profiles as outlined here:


but there isn't any additional server setup that needs to happen.
 

Gauravk

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I still can't the very basic steps to get started. I have done this exercise 5 years back and Im still looking for similar ways to get started.

Please advise if things have changed all this long?

Things Im looking
  1. How to add the primary domain in cpanel rather than using ns.15215233.eu? So that I can use cpanel and whm with that url.
  2. How to create a Nameserver that I can add those entries to my domain provider backend? for NS1.myprimarydomain.com and NS2.myprimarydomain.com
  3. How to add my first and only website domain name in cpanel? I think it's through an add-on domain? Please confirm.
The idea here is to use 1 (main) domain name for server and cpanel setup.
Then add main website on .com domain
Then add test website on.org domain.

Once I reach to this point, Ill manually transfer the existing website to .org and test everything.
If all goes well then ill manually transfer files and db again to the main website and then change the DNS to new NS1 and NS2 entries.
 

cPAdminsMichael

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I still can't the very basic steps to get started. I have done this exercise 5 years back and Im still looking for similar ways to get started.

Please advise if things have changed all this long?
Many things have changed in the past 5 years, but the basics should still be the same as that's basic Linux/server admin tasks ;-)

Things Im looking
  1. How to add the primary domain in cpanel rather than using ns.15215233.eu? So that I can use cpanel and whm with that url.
You'd have to change your server name, DNS records pointing to the server and preferably also reverse DNS for proper mail setup.

  1. How to create a Nameserver that I can add those entries to my domain provider backend? for NS1.myprimarydomain.com and NS2.myprimarydomain.com
Not sure if I fully understand what you mean by adding entries to your domain provider backend. The best option would probably be to add a couple of DNSONLY servers and create a proper DNS cluster setup.

  1. How to add my first and only website domain name in cpanel? I think it's through an add-on domain? Please confirm.
There are multiple ways to achieve this. Adding a new account, adding a domain to an existing account, etc.


We also do offer fully migration services on top of our general system administration services. When doing these migrations it's important with a proper migration plan and execution to minimize downtime.
You may reach out to us on our website, or else I'd encourage you to visit below link with a complete list of companies and cPanel partners who may help you with your migration project:
 

cPRex

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You may find this guide is a good resource for the nameserver setup on a cPanel & WHM system: