In this article we’ll go over how you can copy a cPanel account from either your previous cPanel host, or another server of ours. To you InMotion VPS or dedicated server with root access set up, and just the cPanel account password of the account you’re copying over.
These steps should work for copying an account from any cPanel server version 3.0 or later.
- Log into WHM.
In the top-left Find box type in transfer
Click on Copy an account from another server with account password.
Domain Fill in the domain name of the cPanel account you’d like to copy over. Server to copy from (IP or FQDN) Enter in either your domain name, or your remote server’s IP address. Username to copy Enter the cPanel username of the account you’re copying over, followed by that account’s password.
- cPanel will now try to go out to the remote cPanel server and copy over the account you’ve specified. In this case you can see that because the old cPanel server is also a newer version it’s using the cPanel XML-API for the backup process.
It will keep checking on the old server every minute to see if the backup has completed. While the copy process is taking place DO NOT close your web-browser.
Depending on the size of your account the backup and copy process could take from a minute to much longer. Once it’s done you’ll see a Account Restored! message at the bottom of the page..
While you’re still in WHM, up in the top-left Find box
Type in list, then click on List Accounts.
You should now see the account that we copied over userna1 on your server:
Now that you’ve successfully copied over your account from an old server to your new server, you’ll want to be sure to check it on the new server using the temporary URL, or by modifying your local hosts file.
Once you’ve verified that everything seems to be properly copied over you’ll want to update your domain’s name servers to point to us so that when people try to access your domain name the new IP address of your new server is where they’re getting directed to.