Migrate Your Website

How To Migrate Your Website To Skyraisen

If you’ve ever moved your website to a new web host, you know how challenging this can be.
Running Internet-based businesses for the last two years, this has always been one of my least favorite things to do.

At Skyraisen we try to make this as easy as possible as our team has experience moving websites of all sizes to our platform.

 

Manually Migrate From cPanel

If you’d prefer to do a manual cPanel migration you can do so.
The easiest way to go about this is to login to your cPanel at your old web host and download a home directory backup:

cPanel -> Backup -> Download a Home Directory Backup

Partial-Back-up

This will compress your entire /home/ directory into a .zip file and put it on your computer. You can then login to your Skyraisen cPanel account and restore it:

cPanel -> Backup -> Restore a Home Directory Backup

If the .zip file is to large to restore through the browser, you will need to uncompress it on your computer and manually upload via FTP (using a program such as Filezilla.) If you have any mySQL databases you’d like to bring over, you need to also download them at your old web host:

cPanel -> Backup -> Download a MySQL Database Backup -> Click on the database

This will compress your database into a .sql.gz file and put it on your computer. You can then login to your NameHero cPanel account and restore it:

cPanel -> Backup -> Restore a MySQL Database Backup

JUST KIDDING ~ WE HANDLE IT!!!!

If the file is to large to restore through the browser, please upload it to your /home directory and reach out to our support team for assistance. cPanel also has the option to download email forwards and restore them in the same way you would a MySQL database.

 

Manually Migrate WordPress

If your current web host doesn’t use cPanel and you’re wanting to migrate a WordPress website, I have a specific guide for that here.
This same process will work for many other applications besides WordPress in a similar fashion (download the files, export the database, re-import).

 

Manually Send Us Your cPanel Accounts

If you’d rather send us full cPanel backup files from your old web host, you can do so.
R450.00 per cPanel account fee. You can reach out to our sales team to get an invoice generated.
To send a full cPanel backup to our servers login to your old web host’s cPanel:

cPanel -> Backup -> Download a Full Website Backup

You would then want to get your new account email from us at NameHero, select Remote FTP Server, and fill in the following fields:

You would want to enter your email address, so you’re notified when the backup has been completed.

The Remote Server name will be in your welcome email along with your username and password.The port is 21 and the Remote Dir is left empty.