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How to transfer web hosting from DO to GoDaddy?

I’m trying to transition the hosting of my client’s websites from my digital ocean account to their godaddy account. How do I go about doing that? Is there a tutorial I can follow?


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Hey friend,

In this case there likely will not be a tutorial, as the process will be very relative. Almost every request will be about migrating in the opposite direction. I can give you the high level overview though, and perhaps you can find it a bit easier to figure out the steps once they’ve been broken down. You mentioned in the tags that this is Wordpress, so these would be the ideal steps:

  1. Use mysqldump to create a .sql file from the Wordpress database on the droplet.
  2. Install a blank Wordpress installation at GoDaddy.
  3. Overwrite that Wordpress site’s database with an import from that .sql file.
  4. Remove the new installation’s wp-content folder.
  5. Replace the new installation’s wp-content folder with that of the copy hosted on your droplet.

That is at least the high level of the process involved in migrating Wordpress to shared hosting.

Jarland