Migrate WordPress from Cloudways to Vultr with ServerPilot (In 1 hour)



How to check how much storage is used by the server ??


Open SSH and type df -h command, press enter key.


That’s not really a reason bro. You can take the screenshots by yourself by visiting a browsing centre easily.

Hours of hardwork has gone into taking these screenshots and writing this amazing tutorial. It’s not fair to even ask whether you can copy this content.


Update: Fix for email not receiving issue.


Or you can configure mailgun to do the mail duties for you.


@GulshanKumar you should add a link to ‘how to create swap in linux’ in your guide as vultr doesn’t automatically create swap and it can give some performance boost when ram is full.


Oh I didn’t knew that!

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Just have one question.

If you want to choose between Digital Ocean and Vultr, then which one you would like to choose?

Because I could see that both offers same features in same price.

I am asking this because in August 2018 my bluehost plus hosting will end, so I am planning for new option.


@imamit Go for Vultr because they provide better support.


Hi @GulshanKumar, can I expect better speed than Bangalore DO from the Singapore Vultr?


Maybe for India only.


Hey @GulshanKumar ,
I bought Vultr today. & wanted to host my new wordpress website on that.

There was no need to migrate as the website is new. I followed your steps till installing SSL.

But wordpress is not getting installed.

Any specific error I might be doing?



Please share a screenshot.


running well now!


@GulshanKumar It seems the SSL installation process mentioned in the tutorial doesn’t work if someone is using Ubuntu 18.04 x64 OS.

I was doing some R&D for this tutorial on my test domain and when I use Ubuntu 18.04 x64 the SSL will not work. It will say "www.example.com refused to connect". Yes the DNS Propagation was perfect and at Cloudflare, it was DNS only! Also, did the troubleshooting mentioned in the tutorial but did not work!

Finally, I thought of doing fresh Vultr Server installation and installing SSL with Ubuntu 16.04 x64 and it worked! It is 100% reproduction always!

P.S.: I do understand you have mentioned in the tutorial to use Ubuntu 16.04 x64 only!


Yes!! the same happened i think!!
Then i did everything as same as gulshan said!!


Signed up…! :smiley:


@GulshanKumar @pruthviraj @All

For all the guys who like to use Ubuntu 18.04 x64 and Install Let’s Encrypt SSL successfully! I found the solution for it!

Why it was not working?
As the script that you download from a website sple.sh is not written specific to Ubuntu 18.04 x64. It has some conditions which will be executed only after checking if the Ubuntu version is 16.04.

Just edit this script sple.sh, and replace the version from 16.04 to 18.04, save and exceute! Let’s Encrypt SSL will install for your domain!

After excecuting this command,
cd /usr/local/bin && wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/lesaff/serverpilot-letsencrypt/master/sple.sh

Take backup of the sple.sh (in case you screw up while editing the script)
cp sple.sh sple.sh-bkp-13-may-18

vim sple.sh (not good with nano editor)
search in this file for 16.04 and change it to 18.04 (It will be at 3 places) [Press esc key, then type i, and change the version in the 3 places]

After changing the version at 3 places, Press esc key, then type :wq!, Press Enter

It will save the file! Just open the file again to confirm the changes! Done!

Follow the rest of the process as mentioned in the Tutorial! Enjoy! :slight_smile:


Does they provide SSL certificate? if yes then pricing?