How to transfer a website & databases

Discussion in 'Web Hosting and Domain Names' started by Sejadu, Mar 28, 2011.

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  1. Sejadu

    Sejadu New Member


    I do reseller hosting and a new client is moving their website to me and has asked me to do the transfer.

    I have the public_html folder as well as the database but I am not 100% sure how to proceed and if there are any specific steps that I need to consider.

    If anyone knows of a good tutorial or can give me some good step by step tips, I'd really appreciate it.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. dickmedia

    dickmedia New Member

    You should copy the website to the new server (probably through FTP), make a database dump and insert this dump to the new server.

    In addition, odds are you need to change some website configuration in the website files (such as MySQL address, user, pass, etc) as well. You can check the websites files for something like or or something similar. There is no single tutorial for this as the procedure differs per website.
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2011
  3. XeHSean

    XeHSean New Member

    I would recommend that you contact your reseller hosting provider about this - most offer free website migration services
  4. designchester

    designchester New Member

    Hi Sejadu. Can you tell us a little more about the site and database, ie is it a Wordpress site etc?
  5. suncoasthosting

    suncoasthosting New Member

    You should contact your hosting provider for support.
  6. eProHosted

    eProHosted New Member

    Contact your hosting provider and any reputable host will want to make you happy and transfer the site for you at no charge! That will make the process really easy for you as their client :)
  7. computerGeek

    computerGeek Banned

    i think you should know how to use ftp..

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