How do I Migrate a WordPress Site to Cloudjiffy PaaS?

This guide is intended to help with the smooth migration of WordPress websites to Cloudjiffy PaaS using pre-configured WordPress packages available in the marketplace. Follow the simple steps to make migration flow painless and secure.


Note: In case I are going to migrate to WordPress with Galera cluster, make sure that all tables in my database have an explicit primary key, either a single or a multi-column index.

1. Access my Cloudjiffy Dev Panel and create a new WordPress environment (cluster or standalone) from the Marketplace.

        



2. After creating new environment, I will receive wordpress credentials.






3. Before starting the WordPress migration process, install and activate the All-in-One WP Migration plugin on my old and new hosting accounts.
Once that’s done, follow these steps:

                           


        

  1. Open the WordPress dashboard of the website I want to transfer and navigate to All-in-One WP Migration → Export.

  2. Click Export to and choose the File option from the dropdown menu.




  1. Wait for the plugin to finish retrieving my WordPress files. Once complete, download the backup file in the WPRESS format from the pop-up window.

  2. Open the WordPress admin dashboard of the new hosting provider and navigate to All-in-One WP Migration → Import.

  3. Click Import from and pick File. Then, locate the WordPress files I’ve exported.

            



          

  1. Once the process is complete, click Finish.


  2. On the WordPress admin dashboard of my new server, go to All-In-One WP Migration → Backups. The .wpress file should appear there.

  3. Click the three dots icon and select Restore.





   9. Click Proceed to begin the restoration process.



The final step of using the plugin is to re-save my permalink structure. I need to change the structure twice to reconstruct the .htaccess file.

  1. From the WordPress sidebar menu, select Settings → Permalinks.
  2. Choose a new structure and press Save Changes. If I am using a Custom Structure, copy it first.
  3. Reload the Permalinks settings page and select my original structure.
  4. Hit Save Changes.

 

Import or restore a database 

  1. Log into phpMyAdmin.


  2. Select the destination database on the left pane.


  3. Click on the Import tab in the top center pane.