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Thread: Moving Sites

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    Moving Sites

    In my quest to find a new host, i've noticed that there are alot of hosts willing to move your sites from your current host to thier servers... for free...

    I'm assuming that the host would have to be using the same hosting platform for this to work??? is that correct??? do you just give them FTP access??

    I have learned so much here the last couple of days.. thanks again for everyones help.

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    If both use Cpanel, then you only need to give them your reseller account IP, username and password, that information is enough to move your sites.
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    Jul 2004
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    Usually cPanel -> cPanel involves giving either a full cPanel backup of the site from previous provider, or giving your cPanel logins for them to transfer everything including databases and email. If you don't use databases, then FTP can work in some circumstances as well, even if it's a different control panel. It doesn't necessarily need to be the same control panel, but often it makes it easier and more compatible. For instance, cPanel itself provides a way to transfer third party control panels, although some report they don't work too well. Others like DirectAdmin (which provides a script on their forum), Plesk and Hsphere also allow for transfers from various control panels.

    Sometimes large (>500MB) cPanel-based sites can break from the automatic transfer process, so a more manual method is necessary (such as remote SCP or splitting the transfer into databases/web files/etc.)

    Hope that helps!
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    That sure does help....

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