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How to move your site or blog from a host to another when both are using cpanel.

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Cpanel to Cpanel site migration.


This is an easy way to migrate your site to your giganetwebhosting account if your previous host uses cpanel.

To do a full backup, log into cPanel and find the icon labeled “Backup Wizardbackupwizard



Select the text button labeled “Backup –> ”  The next screen will give you the option of full or partial backup.

Select  ”Full Backup –> ” This will create a zipped copy of your entire site.  Note the text on the screen. This says that this will be a backup for moving to a new server.

On the next screen, you set up where to store the backup file that is created.  For “Backup Destination” keep the default “Home Directory” selection.

For the “Email Address” enter a valid email address and the server will email you when the backup is ready.

When the backup is complete, download the file by clicking on the link in the backup wizard where we left off (refresh your browser). Or you can log into your server via FTP and download it.


If you use FTP, go to your home directory. The file will be named in the form backup-1.27.2011_10-12-22_yoursite.tar.gz  where parts of the filename are separated by underscores. The first part of the filename is the date, the second part is a time stamp. The third is your site account name. “tar.gz” is file extension. (tar.gz means the file is a “tar ball” and  gzipped.)  Download this file to your desktop or laptop computer for a local copy of the file for safekeeping.


Now contact our support dpt. for further instructions. Restoring a site from a full backup requires root access.

It is our job now to do it for you. So you will need to send us the .tar.gz file to restore and migrate your site.

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