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How to move the same domain to a new server with little or no downtime

Let’s say we want to move our from our current hosting profider to another and test it before going live while suffering no downtime (or minimum)

One way to go about it is to setup on the new host while keeping the main site on the old one. I can then migrate and test. If everything goes well I can then move to the new host as well and point to the same install as All this is done via DNS configuration. We use CloudFlare DNS and here is how this would look like.

Recent Updates

In the past few months we’ve been working relentlessly at hardening 1 Click Migration and making it compatible with as many hosting providers as possible. This is not an easy task due to the many different server environments and configurations we must adapt to. With that said we believe we are highly compatible with most modern hosting providers.

We have noticed some backups failing due to some very large file sizes. We do not impose a hard file limit but installations that are 2GB+ can get stuck during the uploading stage. We suggest going through your files and making sure your are only migrating the relevant site files. After troubleshooting with customers we frequently discovered large old backup files, cache files etc taking up more space than the site itself. These should be cleaned up prior to migration to ensure a swift experience.

Finally, as much as we would like to keep the plugin free forever, we have hosting to pay, data transfer fees and development time. We shall announce a pricing table in the coming weeks. Meanwhile continue to enjoy free migrations :).

We appreciate all the feedback we’ve been getting and we love hearing from our customers so please don’t hesitate to reach out via the contact link.