Migrate from Digital Ocean to Hostgator

We need to do some migration setups, but since we haven’t seen much of Digital Ocean’s linux and servers, I needed this help.

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August 20, 2022


When talking about migrations, before you start migrating your websites you’ll need to configure everything else.

We have a series of tutorials that cover the process of migrating from one Linux server to another which you can check here:

In general, depending on your site/application you will need to spin up a droplet that matches your current hosting provider environment or at least is suitable for your app/site needs (e.g running the same PHP version). Then you need to migrate your data (files, users, database and etc).

Additionally, if you are using WordPress as a CMS, you can use the WP All in One plugin or Duplicator to migrate all of your WordPress websites.

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

Bobby Iliev
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April 6, 2022

Hi there,

What you could do is use a plugin like this one here:

It allows you to generate a backup of your website without having to manually back up your files and database. Then you can import that export into your Hostgator account.

Alternatively, Hostgator offers a free migration service which you could take advantage of:



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April 5, 2022

Hi @LovableDarkCyanSubmarine,

Can you be a bit more specific as to what you need? You mentioned migration setups but that doesn’t give us much information. Let us know the end goal you wish to achieve and your setup and we should be able to provide you with some pointers.