Reseller Hosting is a type of hosting where a company/reseller who has his/her own hosting account can resell bandwidth and resources to third parties for hosting their websites. In other words, it allows you to offer web hosting services to consumers. Today, we will take you through a quick step-by-step guide to help you migrate a WordPress website to Reseller Web Hosting.
Take a backup of your WordPress website
Before you make any major changes to your website, it is important to create a backup of the entire site. This ensures that in case of any malware attack or security issues at the data center, you always have a running copy of your website which can be restored immediately. WordPress offers a wide range of plugins for creating backups which you can use like UpDraft Plus, Backup Buddy, etc. Install one of these plugins and activate it.
Now, open the plugin and choose the relevant options which allow you to back up your entire website – database, files, plugins, themes, etc. Save the back up on your local drive or a cloud drive.
Prepare the Reseller Hosting plan for your WordPress website
Log in to the control panel of the Reseller Hosting account. In the Control Panel, you will have an option to ‘Add New Subscriptions’. When you choose this option, you will get a form with all the required details like the domain name, FTP username and password, etc. Fill in the required details and save the changes.
After setting up the subscription, you need to install WordPress. For this, you can click on the applications tab, locate WordPress from the list of applications available and install it.
Move your files to the new server
Once you have installed WordPress on the new server, you need to log in to your new WP installation and install a backup and restore plugin like UpDraft Plus in it. After you have installed and activated the plugin, go to settings, click on ‘Exiting Backups’ and then click the link that reads ‘Upload backup files’. This will pop-up a window asking you to choose the backup file that you want to upload. Select the downloaded backup file from Step I.
Once you complete this step, you will see buttons with options like the database, themes, plugins, restore, other, etc. Click on the ‘Restore’ button. This opens a new dialog window. Check all the boxes and click ‘Restore’ to proceed. That’s it – the website will be migrated to the Reseller Hosting account.
If you face any technical problems, you can get in touch with the parent hosting company. Who should guide you through the problem. Remember to choose a company which offers 24x7x365 assistance. So that you always have a team of experts by your side when you migrate a website to your Reseller Hosting account.
Also, after you have migrated the website, ensure that the site owner tests all the files and functionalities to check if everything is working fine before the site is made live to his customers. We hope this article helped you understand the basic steps in migrating a WordPress website to Reseller Hosting. Drop us a comment and let us know what you think.