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How to transfer my website from Aruba?

For your website migration from Aruba to SiteGround, you can either contact our team for assistance or transfer the website by yourself. There are two ways to have your website transferred by us:

Alternatively, you can transfer the website manually by yourself. To do that you, log in to your Aruba account.

Start with transferring the files first. If your IP address is not whitelisted to access the FTP service, you should make sure to fix that. For that purpose, go to FTP Access Management and add your IP address to the whitelist.

Now you should be able to initiate the file transfer. Log in with the user listed on the FTP Access Management page and your account’s password. Navigate to the document root of your domain and download all files present there. The next step in the files migration is to log in to your SiteGround account via FTP. Navigate to the domain’s document root (if your domain is primary to the account – the document root would be ~/public_html). In this directory, upload the files you downloaded from Aruba.

Let’s continue with the migration of your website’s database. In your Aruba customer area find the Control Panel and click on it. This will lead you to the control panel’s homepage. Find the Database menu on the left and expand it. Click on Manage in the MySQL section. In the next page, enter your MySQL user and password. In case you are not certain what those details are, check them up in the configuration file of your application (wp-config.php for WordPress, configuration.php for Joomla, app/etc/env.php for Magento 2.x, sites/default/settings.php for Drupal, etc). Once you find and enter them, click on Login and you will be redirected to a database management tool. In that tool, find your website’s database on the left and click on it. Click Export, then choose Quick – display only the minimal options. After you export the database and save it in a file on your local machine, log in to your SiteGround Site Tools. Create a new MySQL database and user and then go to phpMy Admin. Find and click on the newly created database, select Import and use Browse to find the file you exported from Aruba. Leave all the other options as they are and click Go.

The final step is to configure the website on your account with SiteGround to use the correct database details. Open up the application’s configuration file (wp-config.php for WordPress, configuration.php for Joomla, app/etc/env.php for Magento 2.x, sites/default/settings.php for Drupal, etc). Substitute the old database details (MySQL user, password and database name) with the new ones. Also, change the MySQL hostname to localhost.

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