How to Transfer from cPanel to cPanel in WHM
cPanel provides a tool that you can use to transfer from cPanel to cPanel, from one server to another. This is a very powerful tool in that it makes moving from one cPanel server to another into a very simple process. Keep in mind that any configuration files that are affected by the change will still need to be changed. This tutorial walks you through the steps for the transfer process.
How to Transfer from cPanel to cPanel using the Transfer Tool
- Login to the WHM as root.
In the menu at left, search for and then click on Transfer Tool. You will see several options that you will need to select or fill in. They include:
Remote Server address You will need to provide the URL of the account you are transferring from Remote SSH port By default this is set to 22. Change it only if necessary. Select the user type for Login This can be either the root user or an account user. You will need the root user if you're moving multiple accounts, of course.
Root Password - Add the root password so that the root user can be used for authentication. If you're using the root user, then make sure to leave Restricted Restore unchecked.
- Once all of the information has been selected and added for the Remote Server Information and Authentication, click on Fetch Account List.
The Transfer Tool will compare the versions of cPanel and display it for you. You will not need to select anything for the versions.
You will also see a screen listing the available Packages. You do not need to select anything on this screen either.
You will then get the ability to search for the account you want to transfer. You simply need to leave all of the options checked except Express Transfer.
After you have finished selecting the accounts you want to transfer, click on the blue button labeled Copy.
At this point the Transfer Tool will begin the transfer for you. The initial transfer process should be relatively quick, but the processing period may last a while based on the size of your account.
When the processing is complete, you will see Additional Options. The Keep DNS Zone would need to be unchecked UNLESS your servers are in the same DNS cluster. If you have any doubts, then please consult with our live technical support team or the Managed Hosting team.
After the Transfer is Completed
NOTE: If you transferred a cPanel account that already existed on the destination server, the password for that user will be restored/overwritten from the originating server. You can simply use the cPanel user's password (as it is set on the previous server) or reset the cPanel user's password.
At this point, the accounts should all be transferred over to you. You may still need to re-configure configuration files, clear cache, reset permalinks, set DNS settings, re-point name servers, etc. but the selected accounts should have transferred. Once you have completed your re-configuration and your testing of the moved accounts, then you can begin to close down your old server accounts.
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2017-06-20 11:21 am
This does not work if the remote server is on a shared system. Use Copy an Account From Another Server With an Account Password.