Move A WordPress Site To A New Server

Step 1: old server

  • MySQL: Export your old database in phpnyadmin
  • Zip File: login your old server via ssh to zip: (zip all files and folder in public_html by cmd: zip -r .

Noted: (.) means all files & folders even though (.htaccess or hidden)

Step 2: New server

  • Login to VestaCP and create DB Like the old server.
  • Go to phpmyadmin and import DB
  • Add your old domain into VestaCP (don’t tick HTTPS yet)
  • Login ssh and go to public_html
  • Please remove index.html & robots.txt (your previous server already has)
  • Download your file from old server by cmd: wget
  • Now extract that file by cmd: unzip

Step 3:

  • Change your domain DNS (IP Address) in vultr or digitalocean
  • Back to VestaCP and edit your domain and tick (HTTPS)

Step 4: redirect HTTPS

  • Redirect by nginx located: conf/web/…….
  • Or using simple https
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