Migrate a WordPress Site to Managed.com

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Migrate a WordPress Site to Managed.com
You have two options for migrating or transferring your site to Managed.com.
  • Migration handled by support (Easy)
  • Manual migration (Advanced)
Migration Handled by Support (Easy)
What you need:
Once the site files and database have been uploaded reply to the migration email or Submit a Support Ticket and provide the name of the backup files and domain name.
 
Note: For WordPress on IIS, if your site is using Pretty Permalinks when it is migrated in, it may display a 404 error when you visit a link. To remedy this, simply log into your site's dashboard, click on Settings > Permalinks. Change it to Default. Click OK. Then change it back to your initial setting. This creates a web.config file for your site which enables pretty permalinks to work.


Manual Migration (Advanced)
NOTE: This option is only available for sites using MySQL databases. It is intended for the advanced user only.
What you need before getting started:
  • A complete site file backup. This would be all files in the root of your website. If your site was installed in a folder called blog, wordpress, joomla, dotnetnuke, or dnn, then it will be this entire folder and all files in it.
  • A complete MySQL database export in .SQL format or a complete MS SQL backup in .BAK format. If you are unsure of how to perform the backup ask your existing hosting provider for assistance.
  • An FTP client to upload your files. How to Use FTP will get you started. How to Transfer Files to a Managed.com Migration Server includes the migration server's FTP credentials.
  • Before you begin you should be familiar with:
    • Navigating the customer Control Panel.
    • Using phpMyAdmin to import data from a .SQL script.
    • Uploading files using an FTP client.
    • Configuring the wp-config.php file to match the database, database server, and database user.
  1. Login to your Control Panel. See How to Access Your Managed.com Control Panel.
  2. Create a database for your site.
    1. Click on the System tab. In the My Subscriptions section click on your domain.
    2. Click on the Websites & Domains tab.
    3. Click on the Databases icon > Add New Database. Specify a name for your database and type of database (MySQL) and press OK.
    4. Create a user for the database.
    5. Create a secure password for your database
  3. Open up phpMyAdmin for your new database in the Control Panel. 
    1. Click on the Websites & Domains tab.
    2. Click on Databases > [your database].
    3. Click on the Webadmin icon.
    4. Click on Import to import your data into your new database.
    5. Click on the Choose File button to locate and select your database backup. Click on Go.
  4. Use FTP to upload all of your site files to your site root.
  5. Edit your wp-config.php file to match the database server, database name, and database user.
  6. Load your site. If your site is still live at your previous host you can use our temporary URL. Please Submit a Support Ticket to request a temporary URL.
NOTE: If during your migration process you encounter an error and are unable to continue please Submit a Support Ticket and we will contact you about the status of the error/migration as soon as we know more.
 
Note: For WordPress on IIS, if your site is using Pretty Permalinks when it is migrated in, it may display a 404 error when you visit a link. To remedy this, simply log into your site's dashboard, click on Settings > Permalinks. Change it to Default. Click OK. Then change it back to your initial setting. This creates a web.config file for your site which enables pretty permalinks to work.

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