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How to transfer an addon domain to a new website

How to transfer an addon domain to a new website

1) Login in to the Cpanel account where  the existing addon domain exists and confirm;

Cpanel > Domains > Addons

2) Backup the addon domain 

Go to File Section:  File manager > public_html folder >  select the folder of the add-on domain e.g add-on-domain.com, right click and compress the folder selecting .zip as compression type, now  right click and download the compressed file to your local machine.

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3) Backup the database of the addon

Go to File Section:  File manager > public_html folder >  select the folder of the add-on domain e.g add-on-domain.com  scroll down and  right click on the wp-config.php  file> select view > and get the details of the database username and password.

Now, navigate to ; Database > phpMyAdmin > select the database of the add-on > select export > select Go, and the file will be downloaded to your local machine.

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4) Speak to your hosting provider to propagate a hosting plan for the existing add-on domain, this may take 24-48hrs depending on other factors.

5) Restore the  addon domain to the new Cpanel

Once propagated, login to the newly created Cpanel of the add-on domain, Go to File Section:  File manager > public_html folder > select upload > select the downloaded file from step 2. Upload the .zip folder, then reload and extract the .zip folder. Finally delete the .zip folder after extracting all the files in it.

6) Restore the database of the addon to the new Cpanel

a.Create a database

Go to Databases section: select MySQL Databases > input the database name of the file from step3

b. Create a new user and password

From step 6a, scroll down and on MySQL User> Add new user > input the database username and password similar to step 3 (for the sake of accuracy), and click create

c. Add user to the database

From  step 6b, Scroll Down to the Add user to database section: input the created user and the database  and click Add.

d. Now, Navigate to Databases > phpMyAdmin > Select the newly created database >  select import > choose the downloaded file from your local computer in step 3 > and click Go.

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7)  Confirm that the new domain is functioning and the files and database are working   perfectly.