Question

How do I migrate an existing site?

Posted September 28, 2019 564 views
WordPress

I have an existing Wordpress site hosted at InMotion and I’d like to switch hosting over to Digital Ocean.

I created a Wordpress droplet and followed these instructions:

https://marketplace.digitalocean.com/apps/wordpress

I’ve managed to log into the server via SSH using root@useyourdroplet_ip

It says an interactive script will run, but I am not seeing that. I just get a command prompt and I can navigate around the server.

How do I trigger the interactive script?

Also, once I can get the setup script to run, should I still enter my domain name and proceed to Let’s Encrypt setup per the rest of the instruction, given I am migrating an existing blog that is already live at that URL? (I want to migrate the site and test it on DO before switching DNS over.) Maybe that can be done by adding a row to my hosts file.

Thanks

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Hey, @pierreville

The interactive script should start on your first login. It’s weird that the script is not starting once you’ve logged in.

I believe that this should not be an issue for you, since you have an existing WordPress site. You can simply install/configure Nginx/Apache/MySQL/PHP (LEMP or LAMP) and then just copy your files to the droplet and import your database.

If you’re not familiar with the process I can explain the steps which you’ll need to do.

Let me know if you have any questions.

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