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How To Migrate cPanel to cwp (step by step Guide)

Last updated on October 29th, 2020 at 09:21 am

Continue reading this article to learn How To Migrate cPanel to cwp.

CPanel is a control panel that provides an interface and automation tool designed to simplify the process of hosting a website to the website owner or the end-user. It is a panel provided by many hosting providers to allow a website owner to manage their website from a web-based interface.

Cpanel is installed for free to your web hosting account by your service provider and it allows you to administer, create, and manage your websites.

Cwp (centos web panel) is an open-source control panel with a user-friendly interface making website management simple and fast. It offers management of servers (both dedicated and VPS servers) without the need to access the server through SSH to any simple task you need to be done.

The cwp can also be used to manage shared servers.

Cwp has the ability to perform cPanel backup restoration thus making it easier to migrate a website from cPanel to cwp.

The following is the procedure that helps you to migrate cPanel to cwp

Backup cPanel

  1. Login to your cPanel account using the username and password provided by your web hosting provider. Then click the backup wizard icon > click the backup button > then click the full backup button.
  2. On the next page, make sure you choose the home directory as a backup destination. In case if your hosting account has many files that consume a large amount of disk space, provide also an email address to send a notification when the backup process complete. Finally, click the generate backup button.
  3. Go back to the cPanel homepage and open up the file manager, choose the home directory then click the go button.
  4. On the file manager page, you will see the newly created backup file with .tar.gz ending. Right-click on it and choose to move. Now type public HTML as the destination.
  5. Go to the public HTML directory, find the backup file, right-click on it and change its permission to 644.
  6. Right-click on that file again and choose rename, then change its name with cpmove- prefix followed with the account name.

The migration

  1. Go back/ login back to your server/ VPS as root and go to /home directory.
  2. Transfer the full cPanel backup file to your VPS using the simple wget command: Wget http: // domain.tld /cpmove.user.tar.gz.
  3. Replace the domain.tld and cpmove-user.tar.gz appropriately.

Restoring to cwp

  1. Now you have a full control backup file in your VPS located in /home directory. Cwp needs it to be placed in that location. Open your browser and log in to cwp control panel as root.
  2. Once logged in, click the user accounts menu at the left then choose the cPanel migrations sub-menu.
  3. On the next page, type in the username part of the file name then hit the search button.
  4. Tab will appear, click the restore button.
  5. A new page will ask you to create a new account. Fill in all required fields accordingly, and click the create button.
  6. You will then see a page indicating the restore process is completed.

Update the DNS record

To finish up the migration, you need to update the NS update of your domain. Go to the client area of the current domain registrar and change the current nameservers to the ones that belong to your VPS.

Allow for propagation then once it is complete give your site a test to make sure all the functions of your website are working well.

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