Unihost offers a free website transfer service when you are transferring a website to our hosting. But if you want to do it yourself, you are completely welcome.

How to transfer a website

In order to transfer your website to a new hosting, you will need to transfer its files and database.. 

Creating a database backup

You can backup the database through phpMyAdmin.

  1. Log into your admin panel
  2. Go to phpMyAdmin menu.
    1. cPanel:
    2. ISPmanager:3f1774b75a
  3. Choose the necessary database on the left. You will see a list of tables to the right.
  4. Click Export. This will open a new page.
  5. Click Go and save the file.

Transferring the website’s files

After you have the database backed up, you need to transfer the website’s files to a new hosting. In order to do this, you need to archive them. Transferring an archive is faster and more safe than transferring each files separately.

After you have downloaded the website’s archive, upload it to our hosting and unpack it.

Importing the database backup

Before you import a backup, you need to create a database. If you need instructions: How to create a database in cPanel

After you have created a database, you need to import the backup.

  1. Log into the admin panel.
  2. Go to phpMyAdmin menu.
    1. cPanel:
    2. ISPmanager:3f1774b75a
  3. On the left, select your database.
  4. Click on Import.
  5. In the File to import field, select a file with a backup you made earlier.
  6. Uncheck Partial Import.
  7. Set the import format to be SQL.
  8. Click Go.