Guide for migrating hosting from WebsitePanel to Parallels Plesk account
This article contains steps on how to migrate a website from WebsitePanel Hosting Control Panel to Parallels Plesk Hosting Control Panel.
Migrating website from a Windows based WebsitePanel Hosting Control Panel to a Parallels Plesk Hosting Control Panel is a completely manual task and there is no in-built tool available in control panels which can help achieve this. Depending upon the type of website you are running, i.e. Static or Dynamic, you will need to follow below steps.
A. Migrating Website Files from WebsitePanel to Parallels Plesk Account
To start with migration of your website, first task you need to do is to transfer website files from WebsitePanel to Parallels Plesk. Click on below links to read on how to backup and restore your files.
If your website is a Static one i.e. does not use any database, then you can skip sections B & C and directly go to section D.
B. Migrating MS SQL Server Database from WebsitePanel to Parallels Plesk Account
To know how to backup your database from WebsitePanel and restore it to Parallels Plesk account, please click on below links.
Once you have restored your MS SQL Server database, you can proceed to section D if you wish to migrate you email messages or directly move to section E to get a preview of your website and Update Nameservers.
C. Migrating MySQL Database from WebsitePanel to Parallels Plesk Account.
You need to follow few quick and easy steps to migrate your MySQL Database from WebsitePanel to Parallels Plesk Account. Click on below links to know how.
Once your database and files are restored, you can skip the next section and proceed to section E to preview your website and Update Nameservers.
D. Moving Emails from WebsitePanel Email Accounts to Parallels Plesk Email Accounts
You can start using Email Accounts from New Parallels Plesk Hosting Account by simply creating them from the “Mail” main menu. As soon as your Domain’s Nameservers are updated & propagated, emails will start receiving in mailboxes on your Parallels Plesk Hosting Account.
Please note that you need to use below Webmail URL to check your emails online once Nameservers are set to Parallels Plesk Hosting server.
Where YOURDOMAIN.COM must be replaced by your actual domain name.
In case you want to move your Email Messages from within the Mailboxes on WebsitePanel Account to new Mailboxes on Parallels Plesk Account then please click on the below link to follow the necessary steps.
E. Preview Website and Update Nameservers
Once you have uploaded your website files and restored your database (if applicable) to new Parallels Plesk Account, you can check your website in Preview mode to make sure that it is working properly on Parallels Plesk Hosting server and then Update Nameservers to point the domain to new Parallels Plesk Hosting Account. Please click on below links to know respective procedures.
Finally, you are done with all the steps involved to transfer your website from WebsitePanel to Parallels Plesk Hosting Account.
This concludes the guide and we hope that it was helpful.
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