When you develop a WordPress website on your local machine and wish to migrate to your cPanel hosting you can follow below steps :
Step 1: Create a database and import the database
1 – Create a domain on a new server where you want to migrate WordPress
2 – Login to old cPanel and go to PhpMyAdmin
3 – Select the Database and click on Exports >> select “Custom” >> select “SQL” and now “Go”
4 – Now the system will download a database to your local machine.
5 – Go to the new cPanel and create a new database and assign the user
6 – Now go to PhpMyAdmin and select the database and click on “Import”
7 – Choose the database file and click on “Go”
Now change the website URL
1 – Go to PhpMyAdmin and select the database
2 – Select the table wp_options and click browse
3 – Select the site URL and click on edit and change the site URL
1 – Now go to new cPanel and click on file manager
2 – Go to “public_html” and select the “wp-config” and click on edit
3 – Now edit the db_name, db_user and db_password (not:: the database entries should be same as you created above)
4 – Don’t forget to match the database entries
Save the changes in the WordPress
1 – Log in to the WordPress dashboard.
2 – Navigate to the General interface (Main » Settings » General).
3 – Click Save at the bottom of the interface.
4 – Navigate to the Permalink interface (Main » Settings » Permalink).
5 – Click Save at the bottom of the interface
Step 2: Migrating Files from old cPanel
1 – Login to your cPanel
2 – Enter in File Manager and go to public_html
3 – Select all the files inside the public_html
4 – Right click on it and compress all the files using Zip Archieve option
5 – Now upload the compressed file in our new cPanel account
6 – Click on the Extract once you have uploaded the archive.
Additional Step: Create Addon Domain
Tip: If you are moving a website to a cPanel where there already are living websites, and it’s not set as the main domain for the account, you will need to add this domain in the cPanel > Addon domains option. In this case, the directory for the website (also known as Document root)
Save these instructions to rest assured you are ready for your next WordPress migration!
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Author – Preston