How to transfer Wordpress from 1&1 Ionos to Digital Ocean

May 10, 2019 745 views
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I’m transferring my Wordpress website from 1&1 Ionos to Digital Ocean. My site has been backed up with the Duplicator add-on.

Should I use the one-click install droplet option or should I install Wordpress myself on the new droplet?

Please forgive my ignorance to the back-end of Wordpress.

2 Answers


You could use the one-cllick WordPress but most probably it won’t be as secure as it should be. The better choice is if you give a try to Plesk one-click app that is free for up to 3 domains:

It includes the WordPress toolkit that help you managing one or more of your WordPress instances. The whole hosting stack is secured on all levels.

Plesk is also integrated with the DigitalOcean DNS - once you authorized it over the DigitalOcean DNS Extension with your account, your domain & DNS is in sync with your DNS on DigitalOcean. You need to use and as your name servers in that case.

If you have any further questions, please reach out to us and you are welcome in our facebook community:


  • Thank you, that’s very helpful. I don’t have a Plesk account. What exactly is free with the option you’re recommending?

@tlumnah - sorry for the delay. I hope you were able to solve your request in the meantime and/or through our facebook group at plesk :-)

Plesk on DigitalOcean comes with a free 3 domain version by default. It has certain limitations but you can definitely run a full fledged hosting on it. Here are the details: (Web Admin SE is the edition installed on DigitalOcean by default).

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