cPanel is a Linux-based web hosting control panel that features a graphical interface and automated tools that helps to facilitate the process of hosting a website.
cPanel works on the basis of a three-tier structure that offers excellent services for resellers, administrators, and website owners to control the key aspects of websites through a standard web browser. cPanel can work either as a virtual private server (VPS) or dedicated server. The latest version of cPanel can help in the restoration of full functionality of cPanel account along with email accounts, websites, MySQL databases and other cPanel requirements.
In this tutorial, we will help you transfer your cPanel accounts and perform complete cPanel backup and restore it in a different VPS or dedicated server.
- Start by logging in to the cPanel admin area.
- Navigate to Files, and click the Backup Wizard icon.
- On the Backup Wizard page, press the Backup button.
- Then, tap the Full Backup button.
- At this point, you need to choose a location for your backup files. Select Home Directory. You can choose the Remote FTP server and SCP options depending on the remote settings. Tap the Generate Backup button to start the backup. This process may take a while based on the size of your cPanel account. After the backup is done, make sure you download a copy to your machine (see the third step in the image above.)
On this window, navigate to the Backup section and choose the Restore a Full Backup/cpmove file option.
Go to the drop-down menu and choose the already backed up file then tap the Restore button to begin the restoration process. The process may take a couple of minutes based on the size of the cPanel account.
Congratulations! You have successfully managed to transfer cPanel accounts from shared hosting account to a VPS or dedicated server. In addition, you have also known how to backup and restore your cPanel files in another cPanel server.