How to Transfer your Site from Arvixe to InMotion Hosting

In this tutorial, we will show you how to Transfer your Arvixe site to InMotion Hosting. We will cover transferring a site installed with Softaculous, and also migrating a complete cPanel backup.

Transfer a Site installed with Softaculous

  1. Login to the your cPanel with Arvixe.
  2. Click the Softaculous button under Software and Services.
    Arvixe Softaculous

  3. Click the box on the top to view all Softaculous installations.
    View Softaculous installs

  4. You will see all of your software listed. Click the backup button to the right of the site you want to backup.
    Performing Softaculous Backup

  5. Make sure Backup Directory, and Backup Database are both checked. Then, click the Backup Installation button on the bottom.
    Select backup options in Arvixe Softaculous

  6. Repeat Steps 4 & 5 for each program you want to transfer.
  7. When you are finished, click the Backups & Restore button on the top of Softaculous.
    Accessing Softaculous backups in Arvixe

  8. You will see all of your backups listed. Download the backups you want to transfer by clicking the blue down arrow beside them.
    Saving Arvixe backups for transfer

  9. Now you can restore the Softaculous Backups in your cPanel with InMotion Hosting.

Transfer a Full cPanel Backup

  1. Login to your cPanel with Arvixe.
  2. Click the Backup Wizard button in the Files section.
    Backup in cPanel

  3. On the next screen, click the Backup link.
    Arvixe backup in cPanel

  4. Click the Full Backup link.
    Full Website backup

  5. Choose the Home Directory as your Backup Destination, enter your email address if you wan to be notified when it completes. Click the Generate Backup button.
    Generate Backup

    Allow some time for the backup to complete. This will differ base on the size of your account.

  6. To download the backup, click the Home button. Click the File Manager in the Files section of cPanel. Navigate to your Home directory. Click the backup (it will be named backup and include the date), then click the Download button on top.
    Save Backup

  7. Upload the Full backup to your account with InMotion Hosting.
  8. Submit a Ticket Request to InMotion Hosting requesting assistance unpacking your backup. Be sure to list the location where you uploaded the backup. You will receive an email upon completion of your migration.

Congratulations, now you know how to Transfer your Arvixe site to your account with InMotion Hosting!

John-Paul Briones Content Writer II

John-Paul is an Electronics Engineer that spent most of his career in IT. He has been a Technical Writer for InMotion since 2013.

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