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Migrate a website

When you need to migrate a website to a new server, you can use Same domain on a new server option.

Go to your Websites screen, hover over a website and click View Backups.

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Select the date of the backup that you need to migrate in the calendar on the left-hand side. If you created several backups on that day, select the exact backup below the calendar.

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Click Clone in Overview section on the right-hand side and then select Same domain on a new server.

migrationType the destination IP or temporary URL (provided by the hosting provider) and then click Test URL. After the successful test, Connection Information form will appear. Fill in the form with destination FTP and Database credentials. 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.

To save connection information for future use, click Save connection info. When you fill the form with correct information, click Test Credentials.

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You can fill Create new admin form to create a new user on the destination during the migration. If the form is left blank, WordPress admin from the backup will be used.

In Change prefix section, you can type the new database prefix for the destination. If left blank, the prefix from the source website will be used.

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Search Engine Visibility option is set to Do not change by default. In this section, you can choose to enable or disable Search Engine Visibility for your destination website.

When you are ready, click Clone. To check the cloned website after the migration, you will need to edit your hosts file or point the domain’s DNS to the new location.

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