How to transfer web hosting from DO to GoDaddy?

December 20, 2018 792 views
Deployment DigitalOcean WordPress Ubuntu 16.04

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?

1 Answer

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.


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