Support » Plugin: Duplicator - WordPress Migration Plugin » Transfer test site to public_html can cause any trouble with pre existing sites?

  • Resolved marlosb

    (@marlosb)


    Hi, I’ve already used Duplicator Plugin – https://wordpress.org/support/topic/transfer-site-back-to-its-original-url/ – it was really great, I did everything by myself and it worked perfectly, I was really amazed, thanks again!

    But, different from the 1st time, when I transferred a test site to a folder called festinhabobanoape.com inside public_html, now I want to substitute my main website called marlosbakker.com.br and that is directly located in public_html, without any subfolder.

    Could that cause any issue with the existing folder of the other website http://www.festinhabobanoape.com?

    Should I create a marlosbakker.com.br folder inside public_html instead?

    Or can I just upload the installer and zip files directly inside the public_html and run it with no fear?

    Thanks again!

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  • Thread Starter marlosb

    (@marlosb)

    I think this guy – https://wordpress.org/support/topic/cloning-site-from-a-live-test-subdirectory-to-actual-domain-directory/ – had a similar question, but I’m not sure if he did manage to transfer his website without affecting the others subfolders or not…

    Thanks again,

    Marlos

    Plugin Author Cory Lamle

    (@corylamleorg)

    Hey @marlosb,

    You don’t want to mix the files, basically what you want is each site in its own sub-folder under public_html. It’s possible you might be able to get it to work, however keeping everything separated is going to be the safest process. You might check with your host and see if it’s possible they might have an internal process that will allow you to separate the sites out.

    Hope this helps~

    Thread Starter marlosb

    (@marlosb)

    Hi Corey, thank you very much for your answer! I’ll just ask one last and very simple question before proceeding with the transfer over here. If I upload the installer directly into the public_html folder, is the nature of the installer to delete all the other folders inside public_html to complete the installation? Or will it install everything and still keep the older folders there without touching them?

    Thanks again,

    Marlos

    Plugin Author Cory Lamle

    (@corylamleorg)

    Hey @marlosb,

    You don’t want to do that on a live site. It’s basically like unzipping a zip file. In the event, you have files/folders with the same name it will overwrite them just like unzipping a zip archive, something like that would need to be done in a staging area to make sure the extraction is safe and doesn’t mess up any existing settings.

    Hope that helps~

    Thread Starter marlosb

    (@marlosb)

    Hi Corey, ok, thank you very much again for your help!

    Plugin Author Cory Lamle

    (@corylamleorg)

    No Problem~

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