How to convert an existing shared hosting main account into an Addon under another shared hosting hosting account

Step1
Taking the backup of the primary account on the Old hosting account
  • Login to the Old hosting account
  • Go to file manager, search and Compress the public_html folder

  • Download the compressed file on your PC

Step2
If you have created email accounts with the primary account
  • On your Old cPanel dashboard>>Go to file manager>>Open the mail folder and Compress the folder of the primary account and download on your PC

  • On your Old cPanel dashboard>>Go to file manager>>Open the etc folder and Compress the folder of the primary account and download on your PC

Step3; Export all the databases for each addons on your PC from
  • On your cPanel dashboard>>Click on phpmyadmin>>click on database name>>click on export as shown: http://prntscr.com/rdc0is
  • After all files has been successfully downloaded
  • Ensure that the primary domain no longer points to the old hosting account
 
==='''Restoring the backups on the new hosting account'''===
*Login to the New hosting account
*Create the domain as an addon
*On your new cPanel dashboard>>Go to file manager>>Open public_html>>Upload the public_html backup file from your PC>>Extract the files into the folder of the addon
*On your new cPanel dashboard>>Go to file manager>>Open the mail folder>>Upload the mail backup file from your PC>>Extract the files into the folder of the addon
*On your new cPanel dashboard>>Go to file manager>>Open the etc folder>>Upload each etc backup file from your PC>>Extract the files into the folder of the addon
'''N:B;Check the file/folders permissions'''
   Mail folder must be 0751
   Etc folder must be 0750
   Public_html folder must be 0750
 
Check under **email accounts** option to be sure all emails are showing[if they are not do update the ticket so we can assist further]
 
==='''For the database'''===
*Create the database for the addon, the database name, database username and database password[Remember this is a new account with a different username you will need to update the configuration file with the new database details]
*Import the database from your PC to the phpmyadmin
*On your new cPanel dashboard>>phpmyadmin>click on database name>click on import as shown: http://prntscr.com/rdc0is

 

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