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How do I move my wordpress website & domain name from "A small orange" to Digital Ocean?

I want to move my wordpress website from “a small orange” to "digital ocean. How do I do that?

Also, if I bought my domain name from “a small orange”, how do buy more time for owning my domain name; but not from “a small orange”?

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This question was answered by @olavamjelde:

I would install first Ubuntu 14.04.02 on a 5$ VPS, then I would install: Nginx 1.9.11 PHP7-FPM MySQL (latest stable) Redis (latest stable) Then you install WP and set it up, after you have done that, you add the Redis WP plugin as per this guide: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-configure-redis-caching-to-speed-up-wordpress-on-ubuntu-14-04

Your website will then FLY! But it wont have your regular domain or regular content. You can then export the WP from your old host and import into the new host.

After that is done, you just need to change your domain so it points to the new server, also set up your webserver for your domain and subdomains. I would as they say above use the nameservers of DO, so you can manage subdomains in your DO account.

I would also use the floating ip. Inside “Networking” on DO you get a floating IP and assign it to your droplet. Then you set your A-name of your domain to point to your floating ip. The good thing about this is that you can make a new droplet later and then just swap the floating ip over to your new droplet.

If you set up your new webserver before you move your domain, you can get it set up properly without downtime.

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