Migrating websites from Bluehost to OpenVZ


New Member
Hello, I recently purchased one OpenVZ slice with Bread Basket. I have several client websites being hosted on Bluehost that I would like to migrate to InterServer. These are 3 low traffic wordpress sites for local businesses.

I would also like to use this VPS for hosting additional client sites, and would expand the number of slices as needed to accommodate this. (I don't need individual cPanels for these accounts, that's why I didn't go for a reseller subscription.)

Does InterServer provide advice on migration, or can you help perform the actual migration? I realize we're only at one slice at the moment. Otherwise, can you point me to documentation or knowledge base articles on how to do this? I haven't been able to find anything. Thanks!


Staff member
breadbasket / webuzo will be able to restore a single cpanel account. It is a single user panel.

So if there are multiple user's in cpanel, you really would want cpanel.

We can help with the migration. A full backup of cpanel would be used in either case.


New Member
Thanks for the reply!

I don't want to restore the cpanel accounts, I just want to move the websites to the new server using a plugin like Duplicator, for example.


New Member
OpenVZ is a container-based virtualization solution that allows site administrators to deploy multiple, independent instances of an Operating System on a web server.
One of the more annoying problems that plague web application developers is the tendency for environmental changes to affect the way an application operates.
Development of software apps is complicated and — even to the best developers — somewhat mysterious. The number of layers of abstraction between high-level programming code and its execution, combined with the typical dependency on dozens or even hundreds of individual libraries and utilities, makes it hard to know if the software that works just fine on your development computer will function properly when deployed to a production server in the cloud.
Every registrar is a little different, but you should be able to follow these general steps:

Login and access the domain manager tools of your current registrar.
Update your contact info (particularly your e-mail address) so that Bluehost can reach you with important information both during and after the transfer process.
Ensure privacy options are disabled for the transfer process. Don’t worry, you can re-enable them when your domain is successfully transferred to Bluehost.
Update the nameservers to point to Bluehost. Use the following: NS1.BLUEHOST.COM and NS2.BLUEHOST.COM. (This indicates that your site is hosted at Bluehost.com. The DNS change can take anywhere from a few hours to several days to propagate. Once it is finished you will be able to complete the transfer process.)
Ensure your domain name is unlocked.
Acquire your “transfer EPP code,” or authorization code. This should be provided to you. Copy this code down and login to your new registrar (Bluehost) to initiate the transfer.
Once you’ve prepared your domain for transfer, all that’s left is to initiate the transfer from the new registrar (Bluehost).
Visit the Domain Manager tab in your Bluehost control panel.
Select “Transfer a new domain to your account” from the Shortcuts menu on the top left-hand side.
Type in the domain you wish to transfer and click continue.

I hope this helps!
Paul Wilson