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How Do I Migrate Wordpress Multisite from Shared Hosting to Digital Ocean?

  • Posted on September 2, 2013
  • tom237724Asked by tom237724

I have read the guide on migrating individual wordpress instances to Digital Ocean but I was wondering, Does this same process apply for Multisite? What additional steps are required in this case?

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Thanks for your response. Also, I was thinking about using nginx as my web server instead of Apache. Do you know if I need to make any special considerations for running multisite when setting up my LEMP stack?

The first step is to create and configure your Droplet to be ready for your website. This process can be difficult for people with no experience. As such I’ll recommend using the DigitalOcean marketplace:

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

There is a WordPress image. This will create a Droplet ready for use exactly for a WordPress website. Follow the steps there and you’ll be good to go.

Now that you have a second upgraded Droplet, it’s time to migrate the data, you can use plugins like:

https://wordpress.org/plugins/all-in-one-wp-migration/

It should move your data all in one go. The final step will be to test everything with a host file and make sure it is working fine and then switch the DNS settings and push your site live from DigitalOcean.

Hope that this helps!

WPMU.org has an in-depth tutorial on Nginx with multisite. <br>http://wpmu.org/wordpress-multisite-wordpress-nginx/ <br> <br>Please report back how it goes. I’m considering the same process, but haven’t committed to it yet.