January 8, 2021
January 8, 2021
One of the first steps in account migration to VPS is actual data transfer, which will be reviewed in this tutorial. For efficient migration, you will create full cPanel backup and transfer it to the VPS server using Secure Copy (SCP) protocol via cPanel.
Before you begin this guide you’ll need the following:
Access your provider’s Members Area and navigate to List Servers, List VPS or any other section where your server details are listed.
Once there, click on Management or Details icon near the VPS account.
Now you see a list of details of the VPS. Please copy Main Dedicated IP, SSH Password, Username and Port values somewhere safe (ex. Notepad) as you will need them later.
Full cPanel backup creation is already explained in the Option 1 of How To Download a backup of your website files using cPanel tutorial. However, in this case, you will have to select Secure Copy (SCP) as the Backup Destination instead of Home Directory which is specified in the third step of Option 1.
You need to input the information that you got from the first step.
root, however, it could be any other username as well.
All is set and you are ready to proceed. Click on Generate Backup button and this message will appear:
Full Backup in Progress … Once the full backup of your account has been completed, you will receive an email at the address you specified, “email@example.com”..
If you get any error message instead, simply contact support staff of your shared hosting account for assistance. Be aware that new backup generation and transfer could take quite some time, depending on the account size.
You learned how convenient it is to transfer a backup of shared hosting account to VPS directly using cPanel tools: