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How to Migrate a WordPress Site to BitssCloud PaaS

This guide is intended to help with the smooth migration of WordPress websites to BitssCloud PaaS using pre-configured WordPress

packages available in the marketplace. Follow the simple steps to make migration flow painless and secure.

1. Access your BitssCloud Dev Panel and create a new WordPress environment (cluster or standalone) from the Marketplace.

2. Log in to your application server via SSH and generate a keypair with the ssh-keygen command.  

3. Output just generated a public key with the command

     cat  .ssh/

  Then select and copy its content to the clipboard with Ctrl+Shift+С (or Сmd +C) shortcut.

After that, add a public key to the WordPress environment by pasting it from the clipboard.


4. Go to the admin panel of the source WordPress website. Find, install and activate Migrate Guru plugin.

5. Go to the plugin’s tab, fill out the email field, accept the terms, and press Migrate Site.

6. Choose the FTP protocol within the open page.

7. Then fill out the form choosing SFTP secure file transfer protocol.

Where :

  • Destination Site URL is a link to a new WordPress site (custom domain or default one provided by BitssCloud after environment creation). As for our example, we have a default one provided by BitssCloud:
  • SFTP protocol to ensure secure migration.
  • Destination Server IP/FTP Address and Port can be taken from the Host and Port fields at the BitssCloud dashboard SSH access section.
  • FTP Username should be taken from the respective field with an automatically generated Username which is 37341-2588 in our example.                    
  • SSH Key is a private RSA key you’ve generated in step 2. You can select and copy it from file .ssh/id_rsa of the user’s home directory via the terminal with Ctrl+Shift+С (or Cmd + C) shortcut at the destination environment.
  • Directory Path is a path where the WordPress application is installed. In BitssCloud this is /var/www/webroot/ROOT/ directory.     Finally, scroll down and press the Migrate button.    
    8. After passing data validation, the migration procedure begins.   
     9. When the process is successfully completed, visit your website by clicking the Visit Migrated Site button.    
    That’s all! Enjoy your WordPress site performance and availability powered by BitssCloud PaaS across a wide network of service providers worldwide. If your case requires a custom solution or you need assistance while migration, contact our support.
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