Plesk: Migrating from cPanel to Plesk Obsidian for Linux

This article provides you with steps to migrate cPanel to Plesk Obsideon for Linux.




Preparation for cPanel to Plesk migration


To ensure your Plesk migration process is seamless make sure that you have enough disk space on both cPanel and Plesk packages.




Backup Website files on cPanel


Step 1– Login to cPanel

  • Please see our article on logging into cPanel here.



Step 2 – Click on File Manager under your Files section.



Step 3 – Compress your website folder.



Step 4 – Download the compressed file to your computer by clicking on it in your File Manager.



Export database on cPanel


Step 1 – Click on phpMyAdmin  in the databases section 




Step 2 – Click on the database you are working within the left menu




Step 3 – Click Export in the tabs along the top of the screen.



Step 4 – Select Quick Method and click Go to export.




Upload website files to Plesk


Step 1– Login to Plesk.

  • Login with username and password received when you completed your subscription.