Migration from HostGator to InterServer
By Jithin on October 26th, 2017
You can transfer a cPanel website to InterServer easily. cPanel is a control panel used to manage your hosting. Our Standard Web Hosting comes with the control panel cPanel. It’s 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 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 HostGator to InterServer.
cPanel migration HostGator to InterServer
1) Login to HostGator cPanel
Login to your cPanel interface at the HostGator. You could login to the cPanel by appending cPanel port following a colon (“:”).
Please make sure that the domain is correctly pointing to the HostGator servers. Otherwise, you would need to replace the domain name with the hostname of the server where your website hosted or the IP address of the same server.
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)
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.
5) Upload the backup to InterServer
Please refer the below guide to upload the website using FileZilla, an FTP client. https://www.interserver.net/tips/kb/using-filezilla-to-upload-a-website/
Please follow the steps described in our following tutorial, to create a new FTP account if no FTP account is created yet.
Now your backup is uploaded into 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 a 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 HostGator to InterServer.
If you need any further help please do reach our support department at firstname.lastname@example.org.