Moving WordPress with Plesk 11.5

Plesk-LogoIn this screencast I will show you how to move a WordPress website from one Plesk server to another without the Migration Manager.

We’ll extract the files on the source server and export the database. Then we’ll create a new WordPress instance on the destination server and upload the files and import the database. All that remains is to point the domain to the new IP.

I’m doing this without the Migration Manager because the source server is an Amazon EC2 instance and does not allow root access with a password (which the Migration Manager needs – and Plesk doesn’t yet have a feature that allows me to use a keyfile instead).

The workflow is entirely web-based and you won’t need anything other than your favourite web browser.

Enjoy!

 





Jay is the CEO and founder of WP Hosting, a boutique style managed WordPress hosting and support service. He has been working with Plesk since version 9 and is a qualified Parallels Automation Professional. In his spare time he likes to develop iOS apps and WordPress plugins, or draw on tablet devices. He blogs about his coding journey at http://wpguru.co.uk and http://pinkstone.co.uk.