The following directions are intended for customers who wish to complete a self-migration to Nexcess's platforms. If you want free assistance with the migration, please create a new Migration Request in the portal.
Migrations to Nexcess's Managed WordPress and Managed WooCommerce Hosting are completed using a custom WordPress Plugin created specifically for migrating to Nexcess by BlogVault.
When you’re migrating a WooCommerce or WordPress website you don’t want to waste any time. That’s why we’ve put together this checklist of helpful tips to make your migration as quick and easy as possible.
If you are using non-standard WordPress folders then you will need to make a migrations requests in a ticket.
You will need to create a site to migrate your site to the Managed WordPress and Managed WooCommerce portal.
|Use the domain name that the live site is currently using when you create a site on the new plan.|
You will now prepare the site you want to migrate over. This is called the source site.
To prepare your source site, log into your WordPress admin page on your source site.
You are now ready to begin the migration process.
|Once you activate the plugin, a link to the plugin will show up in the menu on the right-hand side of your WordPress admin portal. If you are not immediately directed to the page, use the link to get to the BlogVault migration plugin home.|
|Depending on the size of the files and tables in your site, your migration can take a few moments or a few hours. Please be patient during the migration process.|
Resave your URL permalinks in your destination site within your Managed WordPress portal by visiting the wp-admin section located after clicking on temp domain on your plan.
To resave the permalinks, select Settings and then Permalinks, scroll to the bottom of the page to select the blue Save Changes button.
Your site has now successfully been migrated! There is just one more step to complete before you make your site go live by changing the DNS. If you are hosted with Liquid Web, you will need to create a DNS Zone, see our article Adding and Editing DNS Records for more information.
Before you go live with your site, it is important that you test your site and make sure everything works the same way as it did before the migration.
Once you've verified that all parts of your site are working as they should, you are now ready to go live with your site. See our article Going Live with Your Site in Managed WordPress and Managed WooCommerce Hosting to complete the migration process.
If you are trying to push your staging site to replace your production site then it is recommended to use WPMerge to do this.
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