Can I migrate wordpress website without cpanel

Posted October 17, 2019 3.6k views
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I have a blog [ [ ] in Namecheap. Due to high traffic, I want to migrate my website to digital ocean cloud hosting. Currently, my website is hosted at Linux dedicated server. I want to run my website in the digital ocean with SSL. Is this possible without having cpanel to migrate my website to a digital ocean?
Also, at some particular time, my site will get huge traffic, so how to load the balance, Please anyone suggest to me how to upgrade and downgrade plans in digital ocean.

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Hello, @maqbul233

Yes, you can always migrate your site using FTP with FileZilla or via the command line using rsync or scp to copy the files over to your Digital Ocean droplet. You will also need to export the database and import it on Digital Ocean’s server as well (in case your site is using database).

Let me know if you have any questions regarding the process.

  • Thanks, soo much for your detailed answer.

    I have another doubt. My website gets huge traffic at particular times, so then I need to increase the ram and CPU. after one or 2 days I need to downgrade my plan. Can you explain how to upgrade and downgrade plan without website downtime.

    • Once upgraded, you can not downgrade anymore. This could cause for example corrupted file systems. That is why it is disabled.

      I suggest either upgrading it, or getting another Droplet and put it in a HA configuration.

    • Hello, @maqbul233

      You can always upgrade your droplet if this is needed. If you choose the option to upgrade your RAM or CPU only you can then always revert to the previous spec whenever you need.


Even if we upgrade ram and cpu then also we cant downgrade?. I did not understand what is “HA Configuration”. is this possible with HA Configuration by creating a new droplet.


Basically migrate just like @alexdo mentioned above. More info, check docs here

I would suggest you to setup the openlitespeed wordpress droplet, copy your site to the droplet and do some benchmark first. Basically page with LiteSpeed cache should be able to handle high traffic with no issue.