Website Migration Guides

A simple free resource for website migration

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How to move a Drupal 8 website to a new server / host

Quick Guide Steps

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

  1. Turn off Drupal Caching.
  2. Backup your Drupal's files/folders.
  3. Backup your Drupal's database.
  4. Retore your Drupal's database on your new host.
  5. Edit your Drupal's settings.php file
  6. Upload your Drupal's files and folders to the new host.
  7. Set Drupals sites/default/settings.php to read only.
  8. Update your nameservers.
  9. Turn Drupal's caching back on.

drupal Detailed Guide

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