Migration to Plesk

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2016-12-12 03:40:34 UTC

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2017-08-08 13:19:32 UTC

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Migration to Plesk

Applicable to:

  • Plesk

Question

How to migrate to Plesk?

Answer

It is possible to migrate directly to Plesk 12.5 or Plesk Onyx from

  • any older Plesk versions
  • other control panels
  • any other hosting environment

Migration to older Plesk versions is not recommended, as the Plesk Migrator extension introduced in Plesk 12.5 has many benefits and extended functionality compared to previous versions of migrator tools (PMM)

Migration options depending on Plesk versions are listed in the below table:

From: To: Older Plesk versions To: Plesk 12.5 To: Plesk Onyx
Plesk < 8.6 Not recommended, plan moving to Plesk 12.5 or Onyx Migration with assistance Migration with assistance
Plesk 8.6, 9.x Not recommended, plan moving to Plesk 12.5 or Onyx Migration via Plesk Migrator extension Migration via Plesk Migrator extension
Plesk 10.4 Not recommended, plan moving to Plesk 12.5 or Onyx In-place upgrade if OS is supported , otherwise - Migration via Plesk Migrator extension Migration via Plesk Migrator extension
Plesk 11.x Not recommended, plan moving to Plesk 12.5 or Onyx In-place upgrade if OS is supported , otherwise - Migration via Plesk Migrator extension In-place upgrade if OS is supported , otherwise - Migration via Plesk Migrator extension
Plesk 12.x Not recommended, plan moving to Plesk 12.5 or Onyx In-place upgrade if OS is supported , otherwise - Migration via Plesk Migrator extension In-place upgrade if OS is supported , otherwise - Migration via Plesk Migrator extension
Other panel supported for migration from: For 12.5 For Onyx Not recommended, plan moving to Plesk 12.5 or Onyx Migration via Plesk Migrator extension Migration via Plesk Migrator extension
Any other Panel or any hosting environment Not recommended, plan moving to Plesk 12.5 or Onyx Migration with assistance Migration with assistance

If your control panel is the list of supported Panels for migration for 12.5, or for Plesk Onyx , the migration can be initiated from Plesk GUI after installing the Plesk Migrator extension.

The list of supported for migration from panels is:

• cPanel 11.5

• Confixx 3.3

• Helm 3

• Expand 2.3.2 (migration via CLI)

• Pro Control Panel 10.3.6

• DirectAdmin 1.51

If your control panel is not in the list above, the migration option is not shown in Plesk GUI. In such case, the migration is also possible but it should be done using a script that generates description of the source server’s hosting objects in YAML/JSON format ( for Linux and for Windows ). For these types of migrations, migration with assistance is recommended. Any migration to Plesk process can be represented with 7 steps:

Details of each step can be found in Migration Process Guide that is available for download from Professional Services page.

Additional information

Plesk Migration Process Guide

What is Plesk Migrator

Plesk Migration Documentation

Limitations of the Plesk migrator extension

Plesk for Linux: Migration Best Practices and Use Cases

Plesk for Windows: Migration Best Practices and Use Cases

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