Migrating User Accounts, Domain Names and Web Sites from Other Hosting Platforms

Migration of user accounts, domain names and web sites from other hosting platforms to Plesk control panel is performed by Plesk Migration Manager tool, created for easy and fast migration from other, competitive control panels to Plesk, and also for migration from older releases of Plesk and from different platforms of Plesk.

At the present moment you can migrate the following platforms to Plesk:

To migrate all user accounts, domains, and web sites with applications from other hosting platforms:

  1. Click the Server shortcut.
  2. Click the Migration Manager icon in the Services group.
  3. Click the Start New Migration icon in the Tools group.
  4. Leave the Migration option selected, and specify the following options:
  5. Make sure that the remote hosting platform is running, and the "iconv" utility is installed in the remote host's operating system.
  6. Click Next>>. The migration manager will connect to the specified host and gather information on the business objects of the remote hosting platform.
  7. Select the Dump all option in the Migration mode group.
  8. If the Migration Manager detected the hosting platform incorrectly, select the platform from the Source platform drop-down box.
  9. If you want to specify data compression options, domain templates to be applied during migration, or remote host's hard drive partitions that should be used for storing temporary files, click the Advanced tab, and select the required options.
  10. Click Next>>.
  11. Once the data are retrieved from the remote host, specify the IP address mapping settings and click Migrate.
  12. Once migration is completed, a detailed report will be presented on the screen. Click OK to exit the wizard.

To migrate individual user accounts, domain names and web sites with applications from other hosting platforms:

  1. Click the Server shortcut.
  2. Click Migration Manager.
  3. Click the Start New Migration icon in the Tools group.
  4. Leave the Migration option selected, and specify the following options:
  5. Make sure that the remote hosting platform is running, and the "iconv" utility is installed in the remote host's operating system.
  6. Click Next>>. The migration manager will connect to the specified host and gather information on the business objects of the remote hosting platform.
  7. Select the Select objects that your wish to migrate from host option.
  8. If the Migration Manager detected the hosting platform incorrectly, select the platform from the Source platform drop-down box.
  9. If you want to specify data compression options, domain templates to be applied during migration, or remote host's hard drive partitions that should be used for storing temporary files, click the Advanced tab, and select the required options.
  10. Click Next>>.
  11. Select which objects you wish to migrate to Plesk:
  12. Select the IP address on your Plesk host, to which the remote host's IP addresses should be mapped.
  13. Click Migrate.
  14. Once migration is completed, a detailed report will be presented on the screen. Click OK to exit the wizard.

In this section:

Performing Migration Within a Single Server