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Transfer, Migrate, Import WordPress from Hsphere or other host

How to MOVE your existing WordPress website from Hsphere (or other host) into cPanel:
Using cPanel's Softaculous function
*MUST have a Softaculous installation on source server for import to work into cPanel!


---SOURCE SERVER  get these values:

Domain name: ___________ ex: mydomainname.com
Host Name _____________   ex: webx123.hostica.com
FTP login name __________  ex: myftploginname
FTP password: ___________ ex: myftppassword123


---SOURCE SERVER  
Make a BACKUP of your WordPress Installation on the source server!

on source server navigate to Softaculous/WordPress (installations) or find WordPress main settings page ... you need to get to your current installations page ... be sure to scroll down on all pages if you do not see what you are looking for ...


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In cPanel: navigate to Softaculous/WordPress (new installation)
---TARGET SERVER (IMPORT FROM / FROM REMOTE SERVER): 

import


from remote server


fill in the boxes

Domain Name: mydomainname.com
Server Host: webx123.hostica.com
Protocol: FTP
Port: 21
FTP Username: myftploginname
FTP Password: myftppassword123
FTP Path: /mydomainname.com/
Installation Directory: wp (if installed in wp sub-folder on source server)
(recommended - otherwise leave blank if installed in root folder on source server)


---TARGET SERVER (DESTINATION): 
(values to enter into cPanel / target server)
Choose Protocol: http://
Choose Domain: mydomainname.com (this will be same domain name you are importing)
In Directory: (blank)   - The directory is relative to your domain. e.g. To import software installed on source server at http://mydomainname.com/dir/ just type dir. To import software installed only in http://mydomainname.com/ on source server leave this empty.
Advanced Options - skip

*use the task list button (upper right-hand area) in Softaculous to view progress ...



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