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How to execute wordpress instance migration seamlessly (Droplet: Ubuntu 20.04 - OpenLiteSpeed Wordpress)
I’m just trying to figure out what are the remaining steps for a graceful transition between my old web host and my new droplet.
Here’s what I’ve done so far:
- Setup my droplet to target my subdomain (do.mydomain.com)
- Also used Certbot automatic setup at when I first launched the server to issue certificates for this subdomain.
- Copied my Wordpress DB and files.
- Updated config files and php.ini.
- Tested that everything works fine through
- Installed OLS plugin on the new Wordpress instance and setup everything
So that’s the base setup. Now I began the migration but after struggling with certbot, I had no choice to stop for today (
Error creating new order :: too many failed authorizations recently: ). I’d like for everything to go well tomorrow then I try again.
I seem to be lost when it comes to make sure my droplet is ready for the main domain name (leaving
do.mydomain.com for just
I never used certbot before this droplet. Never setup a web server beforehand to be honest. Moving from a CPanel installation that will stay alive on the other host just because it’s cheaper than a licence and my emails are using CPanel forwarding features.
So what I done so far (all on the droplet):
siteurlin wp_options in the DB for
- Added listeners for
mydomain.comto my OLS admin panel (edited the ones already there for
do.mydomain.comand just added the two domain names above).
- Edited my Domain Registrar A Record for
mydomain.comto point to my droplet IP’s address.
certbot certonly, specifying “Places files in webroot” (which is the same and only webroot as do.mydomain.com,
/var/www/html/). Specified the domain name mydomain.com a few times, kept failing, so I specified the domain names
mydomain.com, do.mydomain.comand it gave me the “Expand certificate” option, which I selected. Finally got the “Too many failed authorizations” error which is where I’m at now.
For the time being I changed back my A Record for my main domain name back to my old web host since I’m having about 100 concurrent visitors all the time…
I really need the switch to be seamless and the certificate thing fixed. Any tips for tomorrow ? Anything I forget ? Thanks in advance for your help.
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