Use the Select File button to upload the backup of the files from your computer (e.g., wp-name-of-website-number-date.tar.gz):
PLEASE NOTE: If your backup file is large, it will be faster to transfer it using FTP.
5. When the upload is complete, click Go Back to the root folder of the domain.
Right-click the uploaded file and select Extract to extract files into the working directory:
Step 3 - Create a new database
Use this guide to create a new database, database user, and to assign the user to the database. Take a note of the database name, the database user, and database user password. You will need those details later.
Step 4 - Edit the configuration details
1. Go back to File Manager. Find the extracted files, right-click the wp-config.php file, and select Edit.
2. Find the MySQL settings line and replace the database name, database username, and password with your actual values. Also, change the MySQL hostname to localhost:
Save the changes and close the file.
Step 5 - Import the database
The transfer is completed. We recommend checking how the website resolves from the Shared server before changing DNS. You can find the instructions here.
Click the Install Now button to install the plugin. Then, click Activate.
PLEASE NOTE: The free version of this plugin allows importing websites up to 512MB.
3. Go to Export in the new All-in-one WP Migration menu that appeared in the left sidebar:
4. Click the Export To button. There you have several export options (like Dropbox, GoogleDrive, FTP, etc.). Select the File option:
5. Wait for the files to be prepared, and click the link to download the backup to your computer:
Step 2 - Install WordPress on a Shared server
Log into your cPanel account using domain.com/cpanel or https://servername:2083 URL.
The cPanel login details differ from the Namecheap ones and were sent in your Hosting Welcome Guide. If you don't have those details or don't remember your cPanel password, a member of our Support Team would be happy to resend the email or help you reset your password.
Use this guide to install WordPress on your domain.
Step 3 - Install the All-in-one WP migration plugin on the Shared server side
At this point, your domain is still pointed to the previous hosting provider or EasyWP server. If you are not worried about the downtime, you can go on and change DNS to point your domain to the Shared account.
If you want to avoid downtime, you can access your new website on your computer by temporarily modifying the hosts file.
When you are ready, access the WordPress dashboard at yourdomain.tld/wp-admin. Make sure you are in the new dashboard. It should be a default one, with no posts, pages.
Install the All-in-one WP Migration plugin the same way you installed it on the WordPress side.
Step 4 - Import the backup
1. Go to All-in-one WP Migration >> Import and click the Import to button. Select File from the drop-down list:
2. Select the .wpress backup file saved on your computer. A pop-up window with the warning will appear. Click Proceed:
PLEASE NOTE: You may need to re-log in to your WordPress dashboard. As the backup has already been restored, use the login details that were set for the WordPress dashboard previously.
4. In the Permalinks menu, select the permalink structure you prefer and click Save Changes.
If you are using the Custom Structure, copy it first. Select a different setting and click Save Changes. Then, paste the Custom structure and save it again:
The transfer is completed. You should test your WordPress site to make sure that everything is working as expected.
In case you haven't pointed your domain to the Shared account in the previous step, update the DNS records as described in this guide.
Click the Install Now button to install the plugin, then click Activate.
3. A new menu Duplicator will appear in the left sidebar. Go to Duplicator >> Packages. Click the Create Newbutton at the top right corner:
4. Click Next and check the scan results. If everything says Good, click Build and wait for the process to complete:
5. Once the package is ready, you will see download options. Use One Click-Download to save both the Installer file and the Archive to your computer (make sure both files were downloaded. You may also download them separately):
Step 2 - Upload the backup to your hosting account
1. Log into your cPanel account using domain.com/cpanel or https://servername:2083 URL.
The cPanel login details differ from the Namecheap ones, and were sent in your Hosting Welcome Guide. If you don't have those details or don't remember your cPanel password, a member of our Support Team would be happy to resend the email or help you reset your password.
4. A pop-up window will appear. Confirm the database settings by clicking Yes:
5. On the third step, you can change the domain for the installation, the path through which the files will be extracted, and the title for the website. If you are not planning to change the domain, leave the defaults and click Next:
6. The installation process will take several minutes to complete. Once finished, you will be taken to the fourth step. Open your website in a browser and log in to the WordPress dashboard to check if everything works as expected:
7. Finally, go back to cPanel >> File Manager >> root folder of the domain and delete the installation files: