I'm carrying this out very first time and so i take some help. I'm using 1and1 hosting. I wish to migrate a website from hosting that is shared package to virtual server. This link shows how you can migrate domain but shows this warning:

Before moving a website, please backup all website files, databases, e-mail accounts, and be aware associated with a DNS configurations or subdomains produced underneath the domain as no data or configuration will transfer with the domain!

Among the finest some general recommendations to transfer data and configuration. I possibly could not find any tutorial about this.

PS> one website is WordPress based and also the other is just PHP/MySQL based.


no data or configuration will transfer using the domain!

This just refers back to the things listed there. You will have to copy these to your brand-new server.

  • website files
  • databases
  • e-mail accounts
  • DNS configurations or subdomains

Files can be simply replicated and database systems will often have a simple import/export feature. Other configuration is frequently unavailable like a file, only on the web interface. Most likely some forms and text fields, that you simply should be aware off because you can't just copy these details if there's no export feature. If you wish to make certain: screenshot everything. You will find other configuration configurations you will need, such as the PHP version or additional PHP modules or cronjobs.