Restore a WordPress Installation from 3rd party backup

jennifer ettia

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Hello

I am looking for information on how to install a full wordpress backup file to a new cpanel both on my reseller server. Can I do this through cpanel? How do I make sure the URLs get updated too?
 
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cPanelMichael

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Hello :)

Could you elaborate on how the WordPress contents were backed up? Did it happen through a plugin, or manually?

Thank you.
 

MrL22

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Hello Jennifer,

There is no single easy way to do this but here are some steps for you.

1. Create the cpanel account.
2. in cPanel - setup a mysql database, user and assign the user to the database.
3. Open the .sql dump file in a decent plain text editor and search/replace the old server path with your new path (may be something like /var/www/mysite.com/htdocs to /home/mysite/public_html)
4. Do the same for the website url if the address is changing (myoldsite.com to mysite.com)
5. Open phpmyadmin in cPanel and import the new (search/replaced) sql dump file.
6. Extract the tar.gz or upload the wordpress files to the public_html folder.
7. open the wp-config.php in a text editor and ensure that the database host is localhost and username/password/database are correct with your new settings.
8. Hopefully the site will work, unless you need to do soemthing with DNS.

Richard