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Migrating web from shared hosting (I read some questions but they are no help)

Hi, there are a lot of questions about this topic, but none of them point at the questions I have. I’m migrating from hostmetro and I have a domain there. I’m following this guide:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-migrate-wordpress-from-shared-hosting-to-a-cloud-server-with-zero-downtime

but I’m stuck in the step 4: sudo nano /etc/apache2/sites-available/yourdomain.com

My wordpress is installed on the OS ubuntu 14.04 using the IP address I can access to it, so to install the old wordpress on the server, do I write where it says “yourdomain.com” my hostmetro .com domain? and on “sites-available” my ip address from digitalocean?

I’m also trying to transfer my domain, this guide includes that right?

Thanks for the help!


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Hello, Actually, based on that tutorial, on step 4, if your domain is www.bob.com, you should write sudo nano /etc/apache2/sites-available/bob.com But this tutorial is a little bit old, you should add the .conf extention at the end now, so sudo nano /etc/apache2/sites-available/bob.com.conf

To see how to transfer the domain, take a look at the step 7 of that tutorial. Hope this help, do not hesitate to reply here, I know it can be hard to setup your first server.

Lasst last last question, I need to upload the .sql manually, where do I upload it in the directory? It’s not compressed

lol I can’t reply to your post, too long.

That guide helped me. I updated the nameservers. Now I’m just waiting, finger crossed hahaha

Thank youuuuuuuuuuuuuu!