Migration from GoDaddy to InterServer

Posted on October 26th, 2017

Transferring a cPanel website to InterServer is really easy. cPanel is a control panel that can be used to manage a Linux hosting. Our Standard Web Hosting comes with the control panel cPanel. The cPanel is the most popular Linux control panel in the web hosting industry. You can easily migrate a website from any hosting to InterServer using this control panel. This transfer of website is often called migration regardless of the control panel.

For a cPanel website, it would be associated with a cPanel account. Either it would be the primary domain of that account or it would be an addon domain. In this tutorial, we assume you have a Standard Web Hosting package with us and we are going to see how to migrate a full cPanel account from GoDaddy to InterServer.


cPanel migration GoDaddy to InterServer

1) Login to GoDaddy cPanel

Login to your cPanel interface at the GoDaddy. Please follow the steps below to login to the GoDaddy cPanel.

Go to https://www.godaddy.com/ and click on the button “Sign in” on the right top end. Now you need to click on the “Manage” button on the right end of the Webhosting row.




In the next page, you need to click on the “Manage” button. You could refer the screen shot below.



2) Backup creation

Click on the icon “Backup” from the “Files” category. This will lead to you the next page where you could choose the type of backup needs to be done. You could refer the screen shot below.



In the next page, you need to click on the button “Download a Full Website Backup”. This will generate the backup of full cPanel account and will save the backup on a selected location. Available locations to choose are listed below.

1) Home directory

2) Remote FTP server

3) Remote FTP server (passive mode Transfer)

4) SCP

The best option is Home directory. You could select home directory and provide an email address so that a notification email would be sent to the email when the backup generation is completed. It is shown in the screen shot below.



3) Start backup process

After selecting the backup location, please click on the “Generate Backup” button.

The download will start now and you will get an email notification when the backup is completed.


4) Download the backup

Once the notification email is received, you could move the backup into /home/public_html/ location and make the permission of the backup file 644. This can be done on cPanel >> Files >> File Manager. Now you could download the website into your computer by calling http://yourdomain.com/backup_file.tar.gz where “yourdomain.com” is the primary domain name of your cPanel account and backup_file.tar.gz is the cPanel backup we’ve just created.

After downloading the backup, you need to upload the backup to your InterServer hosting account.


5) Upload the backup to InterServer

Please refer the below guide to upload the website using FileZilla, an FTP client.


Please follow the steps described from our following tutorial to create a new FTP account if no FTP account is created yet.


Now your backup is uploaded to our servers. you need to open a ticket requesting restore the backup file so that our support team will do the restoration for you. You could open ticket from the portal at https://my.interserver.net >> Support >> Open New Ticket. Please mention if you like to restore not the entire cPanel account but only a few domains.

This is how to migrate a website from GoDaddy to InterServer.


If you need any further help please do reach our support department at [email protected].



2 Responses to “Migration from GoDaddy to InterServer”

  1. Kazi Mahir Tajwar says:

    I want to buy a standard hosting plan for students and want to migrate from godaddy to interserver. In my godaddy there is no cpnael for me. So i need your help to migrate my domain and hosting completel. I am looking forward and waiting for your assistanc.

    • Hello,

      Greetings from InterServer support.

      We definitely offer one FREE migration for new Standard webhosting orders if it is cPanel what you have with your old webhosting provider. Please feel free to drop a migration request to support[AT]interserver[DOT]net

      If you have any questions, please feel free to open a live chat session from our website interserver[DOT]net

      Have a great day.

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