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I have been a loyal customer for a long time.
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One Click WordPress Install
Optimized Web Stack for the great performance
Here’s the quick tutorial about how to migrate from existing host to Cloudways.
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Launch a new server
Choose Application > WordPress, and fill up basic details
Choose Server > Digital Ocean (Best choice)
Server Size > 1 GB (Minimum)
Select server location as per your target audience
Your high-speed application will be ready in few minutes. Keep patience!
Click on launched Server > Copy the Master Login Credentials
Public IP Address, Username and Password: You need this information in the next steps
Navigate to Application
Just Copy basic information: DB Name(Application folder name) and WordPress Application URL
You need these information just in the next steps
Hope everything is ready in your hand before I login to WordPress. Part 2, start from here.
Now, Login to your WordPress
Install & Activate Cloudways WordPress Migrator Plugin
Go to Cloudways Migrate
Fill up required details (All you can find at Cloudways Server & Application tab)
Related steps: Step 9, 10, 11.
Click on Migrate button to proceed WordPress Migration to Cloudways
Now, you will be redirected to Cloudways partner, BlogVault page.
Please keep patience while migration to Cloudways remains under progress.
Next moment, you will see the Migration Completed successfully.
Next, point your own domain at Cloudways Application. This process is easy, quick and efficient.
Hope, you would be still logged in to Cloudways, navigate to “Application” tab > Domain management.
After updating domain, you must click on Purge Varnish at Server > Manage Services. Otherwise changes will not reflect. Because Varnish comes pre-activated in Cloudways.
Next, you need to update DNS records. DNS is like phonebook which helps connecting a domain to its Server IP address. This is one process which will make your site live on the Internet with Cloudways Server, as well as this steps is required to Install SSL if you want.
Login to your Domain registrar, keep default namesevers, or if you are using any special DNS service provider nameservers like Cloudflare, awesome. You don’t need to change it.
Access to DNS manager, update below two records as shown below.
A record ------> @ ----------- IP Address CNAME ---------> www ----------> example.com
- That’s all. Your site should be live in next few minutes.
Feeling Curious? Go to https://dnschecker.org/ and keep eye on live status of DNS propagation.
Some tips as a Cloudways user
- Cloudways provides great backup feature. You can use it from Server option.
- Need any help? Open live chat, it is available for 24/7. There are many excellent support team like Mr Imran (He’s a real gem), Mr Sherjeel, Mr Arshlan, Mr Saad and many of them have been very supportive for me. I truly appreciate their kind support.
I hope this helps.
Thanks & Regards,