cPanel Data Migration

Come home to HostDime with our cPanel Data Migration service.

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HostDime understands that switching providers can be stressful and time-consuming. Every minute dealing with migration is a minute taken away from generating sales and adding revenue to your business. Luckily, HostDime is here to help with this hassle; introducing our Self Managed and Managed cPanel Data Migration Services for internal and external transfers.

Let our team of experts handle your migration from your current host to your new customizable HostDime server. As a leading managed provider for almost 2 decades, HostDime has handled thousands of migrations from external hosts, as well as internally between servers. This valuable experience allows us to develop a cPanel data transfer process that works the first time, every time. Rest easy knowing you’re trusting your migration to the most capable and experienced team in the industry.

Once you have an active package on HostDime’s infrastructure, open a transfer request and speak directly to a transfer team member to create your customized plan so our team can begin your migration with as little delay as possible.

To ensure the smoothest transition, we’ll inform you every step of the way, from start to completion, as well as a follow-up to confirm a successful transfer. If you have root access to your previous account, we can forward the DNS to minimize DNS propagation time once you update your nameservers. We will forward the DNS for all of the accounts in this transfer upon request.

For a successful transfer, your server environment needs to meet the following criteria:

  • Valid cPanel license on source server. HostDime is an official cPanel license distributor and we offer both external and internal cPanel licenses at unbeatable prices.
  • Valid username and password to all hosted accounts being migrated and/or root access to source server.
  • Adequate free space for the needed backup creation (in some cases this may require between two and three times the size of the total disk space your accounts are currently using).
  • Lastly, make sure you have an offsite backup of your website before requesting the transfer.
CentOS cPanel Data Migration Self Managed Managed
Environment Audit Free of Charge Free of Charge
Environment Sync Hourly Billing Free of Charge (1)
Data Migration Transfer from Source Server to Destination Server $75.00 - 50GB, +$0.50 for additional GB $75.00 - 50GB, +$0.50 for additional GB
Post Migration Troubleshooting Hourly Billing Hourly Billing
OS Offline Upgrade for cPanel Servers Self Managed Managed
Pre OS Upgrade Audit Free of Charge Free of Charge
Pre Offline OS Upgrade Troubleshooting Hourly Billing Free of Charge (1)
Offline OS Upgrade Procedure $599 $399
Post Offline OS Upgrade Troubleshooting Hourly Billing (2) Hourly Billing (2)

Troubleshooting Notice

(1) Pre upgrade or migration troubleshooting and issue resolution is limited to the scope of management. Any troubleshooting or resolution of issues that fall outside the scope of management will use hourly billing to resolve.

(2) Our Offline CentOS cPanel OS Upgrade process preserves the original primary environment which can be reverted to for a flat $75 fee if you are unable to resolve, or do not want to incur hourly billing for us to resolve, post OS Upgrade issues. Reconfiguring the backup disk and backup system to perform a full backup for the OS Upgrade procedure will result in the existing data on the backup disk being destroyed. If you would like us to archive the existing backup disk and retain this data for 90-days an additional $75 labor fee is required to perform the hardware replacement and installation


FAQ regarding HostDime's cPanel Data Migration

Q: How long do migrations usually take?

A: There is no general answer to that question as the time frame for a migration depends on the amount and type of data being transferred, the health of the source server, and the network connection from the source server to the destination server on our network. Be aware that the transfer process can take up to 24-48 hours to complete; the process may even be longer than that if the total transfer amount is large (75GB+) or if network speeds between the two servers do not allow it to proceed quickly.

Q: Will there be any technical issues or downtime during my migration?

A: While we cannot speak to the stability and reliability of a remote server not on the HostDime’s network, we can say that there should not be any downtime during the actual migration process itself due to our technicians.

Q: How does the actual migration work?

A: In the cases that we have root access to the server, we have the ability to sync data and re-import databases. Given basic cPanel access to the server our options are more limited to backing up the account via passive FTP and restoring.

Once this is completed, you can test your accounts. Upon successful testing we will, if possible, forward your DNS A Records from the source server to the HostDime server, perform a final rsync of data, and let you know that the migration has been tentatively completed. Within 24-48 hours, if we don’t hear back from you, we’ll follow up one last time and, if there is no lingering issues, mark the migrations as successfully completed at which time you can update your nameservers for your hosted domains at the registrar level. There is normally some propagation time associated with DNS changes but since our team had already forwarded DNS A records from the source server, if possible, propagation should be minimal.

Q: If I have any questions at all during the process, who can I contact?

A: For every migration, there is a corresponding ticket. You can either reply to the ticket with questions or contact us via phone or live chat and reference the Ticket ID to get a real-time update regarding your migration. We’re here to assist you as best possible so if you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

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