Migrate to a Plesk Server

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Introduction

Learn how to migrate from an existing server with Plesk or cPanel, to a new 1&1 Cloud Server with Plesk. This migration process will allow you to easily move over websites, databases, users, resellers, and more.

Note: This process will not migrate anything that was created outside of the Plesk/cPanel interface, such as desktop programs, Quicken data, TurboTax files, etc.

Requirements

  • You must have root access to the old server.
  • The old server must be running Plesk or cPanel. If the old server does not have Plesk or cPanel installed, you may want to consider our Admin Premium Service for the migration.
  • A 1&1 Cloud Server with Plesk installed.

This tutorial uses the Power User view. You can change the Plesk view by clicking Change View at the bottom of the column on the left.

Install the Plesk Migrator

You will need to install the Plesk Migrator tool on the new 1&1 Cloud Server. Log in to the Plesk admin panel and click Tools & Settings.

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Click Plesk > Updates and Upgrades.

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Click Add/Remove Components.

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Click to expand the drop-down menu for Plesk Migrator.

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Click Install to add Plesk Migrator to the install queue.

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Click Continue.

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Plesk Migrator will be installed.

Migrate the Data

Return to the Plesk admin panel and click Tools & Settings.

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Click Tools & Resources > Migration & Transfer Manager.

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Click Start a new migration.

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Fill out the information for the old server, including the IP address, root login, and root password. Then click Prepare migration.

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The website data will be migrated.

Comments

Will this migrate email addresses?

Hello mail, this process will migrate email addresses if Plesk is handling your email. If you are using the 1&1 Webmail, this will not migrate those email addresses.

More detailed information on Plesk migrations can also be found here on the Plesk website: https://support.plesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/213912645-Plesk-migration-and-transfer-guide

Hello mail, this process will migrate email addresses if Plesk is handling your email. If you are using the 1&1 Webmail, this will not migrate those email addresses.

More detailed information on Plesk migrations can also be found here on the Plesk website: https://support.plesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/213912645-Plesk-migration-and-transfer-guide