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:

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

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 “” 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, you should write sudo nano /etc/apache2/sites-available/ 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/

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!

Perfect, it worked. Thanks you very much!

Another question please:

I’m on step 5 now, I can’t upload it thorugh the comand line because it keep saying no such file or directory, so I can do it ftp.

Where do I upload the files? (db and wp-content) and are these two the only files I need to migrate a whole web?? I have a backup of all the files.

On step 5 it says:

scp ~/Downloads/backup_db.sql.gz username@server_ip_address: scp ~/Downloads/ username@server_ip_address:

but I’m trying to do it FTP, do I upload them in the root directory or the wordpress directory?

and when restoring the database:

mysql -h localhost -u database_user -p database_name < backup_db.sql.gz

on “database_user” do I write my user from the digitalocean sql wordpress or my old hosting sql? on “database_name” do I create a new one or the same as above?

Oh one more thing, when I downloaded the sql from my old hosting I had it on the formal .sql, if I compress it, it will give me a format backup_db.sql.tar.gz and on the guide it says only .gz does it matter? I’m compressing it on ubuntu

Thanks again!