How to Migrate a Joomla Site to Appzone

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How to Migrate a Joomla Site to Appzone

The easiest way to migrate your site is to Take an Akeeba Backup at your old host and then Restore the Akeeba Backup on your new account with us. However, you can also migrate your site with the Joomla files and database. These instructions are for cPanel. If your old host uses a different control panel please contact them for assistance in taking a complete backup of your Joomla site and database.

  1. Backup your Joomla site files.
    1. Login to cPanel at your old host.
    2. Go to Files > File Manager.
    3. Select the document root where your Joomla site is installed.
    4. Click on Select All and then click Compress
      • Compressing files in cPanel
    5. For Compression Type choose ZIP Archive and enter a name of the compressed archive and click Compress Files.
    6. You should now see the zip in your cPanel account. Download it to your computer.
  2. Backup your SQL database.
    1. In your cPanel account at your old host go to Files > Backups.
    2. In the Download a MySQL Database Backup section click on your Joomla database to begin downloading your database to your computer.
      • cPanel database
  3. Restore Joomla site files.
    1. Use an FTP program such as FileZilla and connect to your hosting space with us. Use the IP address, username and password that was included in your welcome email.
    2. Upload the .zip of your site that you downloaded in step 2 to the public_HTML folder.
    3. Log into your Plesk Control Panel and go to Websites & Domains > File Manager.
    4. Checkmark the zip file that was uploaded and select Extract Files.
  4. Restore MySQL Database.
    1. Within your Control Panel and go to Websites & Domains > Files > Databases.
    2. Click Add New Database by entering a database name and selecting MySQL for the type.
    3. Click Add New Database User and enter a database user name, and password. Be sure to confirm the password.
    4. Go back to Websites & Domains and select Backup Manager.
    5. Click on Database Back Repository and select Upload Backup File.
    6. Choose File and browse to the location where your local copy of your database is.
    7. Click OK to begin restore.
  5. Edit the configuration.php file.
    1. In your Control Panel go to Websites & Domains > File Manager. Select the httpdocs folder and click on the configuration.php file.
    2. Double check these settings; match the database and user created and update any that may have changed:
      public $host = 'localhost'; OR 127.0.0.1
      public $user =
      public $password =
      public $db =
      public $log_path =
      public $tmp_path =

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