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Migrate my website to another server

You can migrate a website to another server by using a backup created in Pro Sites.

Note: You need to enable Premium Backups in order to clone the website.

  1. Log in to your Pro account. (Need help logging in?)
  2. Click Pro Clients and select Pro Sites.
  3. Click Websites in the left sidebar.
  4. Hover over the website and click Backups.
    Open Backups
  5. Select the date of the backup and click the backup in Backup name section.
  6. Click Clone and then click Same domain on a new server.
  7. Type the destination IP or temporary URL and then click Test URL.
  8. Fill in Connection Information form with the destination FTP and Database credentials.

    Note: We recommend that you use different databases for the source and destination websites. If you use the same database, use a different database prefix for the destination.

  9. Click Test Credentials.

    Note: If the test is not successful, double check the info that you've filled in.

  10. Optional: Fill Create new admin form. If the form is left blank, WordPress admin from the backup will be used.
  11. Optional: Type the new database prefix in Change prefix section. If left blank, the prefix from the source website will be used.
  12. Optional: Enable or disable Search Engine Visibility. This option is set to Do not change by default.
  13. Click Clone.

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