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Migrate your website data to new hosting by yourself

If one day you will be required to migrate data from one hosting to another one for any reason then this short tutorial is just for you. There is one common pattern that users need to follow to migrate their data. There could be any reason why and where you want to migrate.

Reasons to migrate your website.

  • Cheaper hosting with different provider / company;
  • Faster hosting with different provider / company;
  • New deal with existing provider, but to be able to get the deal you will need to open new account;
  • Building custom solution and migrating data to the new solution (or ex. website);
  • Others;

Ok, Let’s get started! Task is to migrate the website and database to the new cheaper hosting plan. You have built your website last year with us and today you would like to move to the cheaper hosting provider. You need to follow next steps.

1. Create a backup.

Do this steps right before the actual migration. I will recommend this step to have setup even with the any migrations. For a growing product, website or projects always important to have most recent backup. All users files, database tables and etc. Setup for ex. cron job and run it once a day, once a week. Also, today almost every single hosting provider offering backups and copies.

2. Actual migration of user files or system files.

Migrate actual files to the new hosting or account. It is super easy. Use any FTP-client. I recommend you to try Filezilla or again any FTP-client  you are familiar with. Connect to the hosting provider and upload your files.

3. Migrate database and data.

Login to your hosting provider. Go to CPanel or your hosting provider control panel and search for database management. Create a new database. Find import option and just select your database files from the backup from step 1. Everything should be uploaded automatically.

4. Transfer your domain and point to the new folder

In you control panel find domain manager app and point your domain to the correct folder and save it. This change could take some time to get updated across the web (up to 24hrs).

5. Verify your website is up and running.

Open your browser and navigate to your website. Everything should be the same. Login and logout. Do a few more tests and check the functionality and data on the website. Check what types of software QA and testing can be performed based on your product, website or project.

Congratulation!!! You have successfully migrated your website!!! This is common pattern for website migration and data migration. Of course, there are always some specific cases and some extra steps might require. If you have any questions or need some advice just contact us and we will help you! Interested in our services? See the full list of services we are providing to the businesses.

WordPress and Drupal custom plugins development

One of our services is to develop and maintain custom plugins for your WordPress or Drupal website. We would like to help you with your website needs. We will develop a brand new plugin for your business needs based on your provided business requirements. Our team also can support and perform bug fixes on your existing custom plugins and pages. QATSys is always following Law and won’t break copyright or intellectual property laws. Our professional team will develop a plugin for your website or your web app. We also can develop plugins for you to publish on any e-store under your name, brand too.

Best Estimate…

Developing the custom plugin for WordPress, Drupal or any other cms platform could take from one day to up to months. Our estimates are always based on business requirements and newest technologies. As always we are providing our best estimate of the clear breakdown of what will be involved in the development process.

Let us know your business requirements

Please, do not hesitate and contact us today with any questions you might have. Best regards and stay tuned!