Migrating to DigitalOcean - Step by step howto?

  • Posted on January 19, 2013
  • bluahAsked by bluah

Hi, I’m exploring the option of migrating my server over from Linode. It’s running LEMP with Ubuntu, and I have things like csf/lfd, logwatch, and phpmyadmin installed. How do I go about migrating everything over as painlessly as possible?


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

General 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).


You can follow this tutorial for a LEMP setup:

You can follow this tutorial for a LAMP setup:


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.

Direct Transfer

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


Lastly, you can check the Marketplace

For any preprepared Droplets that might be of help for you

Hope this helps!

thanks that looks very helpful