How to transfer existing wordpress site to digital ocean

I have a wordpress website hosted on AWS and want to transfer it on digital ocean. It is asking first to connect domain. If I will connect domain I wo’nt be able to tyransfer website. Pleae help me regarding this.

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August 23, 2023

Hello @5dc1465a8f7c492e89102aa3ac28f0

I’ll also recommend using plugins like Duplicator or All-in-One Migration to handle the process for you.

You can double-check everything after the process is complete to ensure no data is lost during the transfer and later on update the DNS.

Hope that this helps!

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August 23, 2023

Hi there,

One option here would be to create a new WordPress Droplet using the 1-Click installation here:

Then you could use the Duplicator plugin which allows you to create an export of your existing website, and then import that exported archive to the newly created WordPress installation on the DigitalOcean side.

Alternatively, if you have to move some of the data manually you can do that via ssh using scp or rsync. Another option is to use an FTP client like FileZilla:

Hope that this helps!

Let me know if you have any questions!

Hey @5dc1465a8f7c492e89102aa3ac28f0 ,

You can make a backup of your aws wordpress site with Duplicator plugin, then a simple way would be using our 1-Click Wordpress Droplet.

Le me know how it goes,

Sergio Turpín

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