Website Migration Guides

A simple free resource for website migration

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How to migrate Opencart 3.X+ to a new host / server

Quick Guide Steps

Below are the basic steps, full detailed steps are listed further down the page.

  1. Backup the OpenCart 3 files/folders
  2. Backup the OpenCart 3 Database
  3. Put OpenCart into maintence mode.
  4. Create a new database on your new host and import your OpeCart database backup.
  5. Upload your PrestaShop site's files and folders to the new host.
  6. Update config.php to reflect the new database connection details and the full paths.
  7. Update your admin/config.php to reflect the new paths/database details.
  8. Update nameservers on domain to point to new host.

opencart Detailed Guide

Which hosting company do you use?

I'm Philip and this little website is my online side project. I often get asked which company I use for my website projects. Most of the hosting companies out there are no longer independent but instead owned by one of the big hosting giants who generally offer poor or average services (in my opinion). (the company I use) are still independent (UK based) and go against everything the big companies stand for. Fast servers, good tech support and they actually re-invest a huge chunk of their profits to keep improving their services. All Krystal customers can offer people a £20 referral discount. If you do move to Krystal, please consider using the discount code "WMG" to get £15 off your hosting order (Krystal will give me the remaining £5 for referring you).

Thanks again and happy surfing.