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  • Is there a method to allow the hosting servers to copy contents between each other without downloading/uploading all of the content to a desktop first? Specifically, I have a very large Nextgen Gallery with thousands of pics that needs to go from one provider to another… any ideas?


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  • esmi


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    The only recommended solutions are listed in Moving_WordPress.

    Thanks, I’m very familiar with moving WP instals between servers the traditional methods but I’m looking for faster alternatives for the content itself.

    If your hosts are both cpanel you can try this steps

    This is the most easiest method used to transfer whole site backup from server to server. It makes use of the “Backups” feature in cPanel and needs to be enabled by your host.

    To use this

    Open the Backups manager in your cPanel and click “Generate/Download a Full Backup”
    For Backup destination choose “Remote FTP Server (Passive Mode Transfer)”
    Enter the FTP server, username and password
    Enter the FTP server port (this is usually “21”)
    Leave Remote Dir field empty
    Hit “Generate Backup”

    Your backup will now be passively generated and transfer from server to server using the net2ftp protocol. If you don’t see this option in your cPanel then you need to ask your host to enable it.

    I’m actually moving everything from GoDaddy’s hosting to Host Gator. GoDaddy doesn’t use CPanel but I’ll take a look to see if they have a remote FTP option… thanks for the tip!

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