Migration problem with the Duplicator Plugin on Ubunto 16.04

So I am in the last phase of migrating my website from Bluehost to Digital Ocean.

I am using the Duplicator Plugin for the last step. But when I visit my website at all I get back is “Access Denied”

Any ideas what to do next? Thanks.


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Hello there,

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).

Another option is to use the All-in-One WP Migration plugin. The plugin can handle the migration process on your behalf.

This article also covers the process, although it is outdated:

The final step will be to test everything and make sure it is working fine and then switch the DNS settings and push your site live from DigitalOcean.

Hope that this helps! Regards, Alex

Hello friend!

It may be beneficial to contact the developers of that plugin, as it may have special requirements. We do have an older guide about migrating Wordpress in a different way, and while it is old enough that it may not be word for word usable on a newer operating system, it is very helpful in understanding the steps necessary to perform a manual migration:

Kind Regards, Jarland