Perform Your Own Website Transfer

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Where your website lives or is created is not where it will always exist. You may at one point or another have to transfer your website from one location to another. There are a few ways to complete a website transfer and though we don’t cover every type, we do give you the resources needed for ensuring a successful transfer.

Explore the articles below to learn more about completing a website transfer. Also, if you feel you need assistance, consider our Launch Assist service for help with your website transfer.

Transferring Your Website from a Service

We have several articles that give you information on how to perform a website transfer from a third-party or hosting service. Explore these articles to learn more about transferring your website from one platform to another.

Working with Your Developer or Designer to Transfer your Website

If your developer or designer is completing the transfer process with you, they made need additional information from you to complete the transfer. Explore these articles to help you assist your developer and designer with the transfer process.

CommonTasks Involved with Transferring Your Website

Depending on how or why you’re transferring your website, you may need to do more than simply transfer your website data. Here is a list of common tasks you could need to complete depending on your situation.

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6 thoughts on “Perform Your Own Website Transfer

  1. I have just moved all my 6 sites (mainly wordpress) to a VPS with you and they are all set as subdomains under the main domain name. They are all accessed via one cpanel. I thought it would increase security between the sites if I created accounts for each of the sites and then migrated the domains and websites into their own account with their own cpanel. If someone got access to one of my sites it would be be able to spread the virus to the others.

    Does that make sense? Are there any instructions for splitting out these subdomains into their own cpanels on a VPS and migrating them?


    1. I would recommend 100% splitting up the subdomains into their own cPanels. Although a tedious task, it does add a layer of security and there is no restriction in cPanel on a VPS to create accounts with subdomains. This setting should be enabled by default in your Tweak Settings (available through root access). I hope this helps!

  2. Hi,

    I’m migrating my add-on domain from another host (with cpanel). I want my one add-on domain on the old host to be the main domain on InMotion. I used cpanel in the old host to download mysql database as well as home directory. How can I now proceed to restore?

    If I use cpanel in InMotion and restore both the home directory as well as the database, the website will be restored as it is. Are there any changes I can do before restoring, may be in the home directory zip file to restore only the add-on domain and make that the main domain in InMotion?


    1. Hello Saulat,

      The primary domain for an account would require the restoration to be done our technical support team. You can submit a verified support ticket to have it done for you.

      Any changes that you want done to the site would need to be done before you restore it. You could also make changes to the code AFTER you have restored the cPanel installation.

      If you have any further questions or comments, please let us know.

      Arnel C.

  3. Hi I am planning to enroll in your service, I need to migrate a vps with 6 sites with thier own dedicated IP’s how can you help me, do you vps? I need mult cpanels, an I need ddicated IP addresses, how do I transfe SSL certificates, and can you help me migrate my mysql databases that come with each cpanel in my vps.?

    Thank You


    1. Hello Peter,

      When you are setting up your account, make sure to speak with your sales person for the account from InMotion, you simply need to say that you need help with migrating your site. We have a team of tech’s who can handle the migration for you. In order to have multiple cPanel and dedicated IP address you will need have a VPS or Dedicated server account. The Web Transfer team also handles the databases if you require assistance.

      I hope this helps to answer your question, please let us know if you require any further assistance.

      Arnel C.

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