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

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.