Why you need to migrate website to a new host

There are many reasons: the current host is not reliable any more, or the cost and level of service is not suitable for you. So many users start to find a new host and prepare to migrate to it.

How to migrate website to a new host

First, you should know hosting accounts with two hosting providers (the old and the new one). Then you can migrate by connecting to the old host’s FTP and downloading all your files. Then by connecting to the new host’s FTP and uploading all your files (maintain the same folder and file structure).

Above is a traditional way. Now, with the help of MultCloud, you can sync, backup and transfer website to a new host without having any down time. Put simply, MultCloud is a multi-cloud management application and supports FTP. After you have added two hosts’ FTP accounts in MultCloud, you can copy files from one website to another.

Steps of migrating website to new a host with MultCloud

Step 1: Sign up and sign in MultCloud

In this step, you should create a account of MultCloud with your preferred email address, username and password. Then log it please. MultCloud is FREE for using. Another way is Experience without signing up.

Register MultCloud

Clouds supported by MultCloud are: Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, Amazon S3, Amazon Cloud Drive, SugarSync, Alfresco, hubiC, Evernote, OneDrive, MEGA, CloudMe, Cubby, MyDrive, WEB.DE, Yandex, HiDrive, MySQL, Flickr, MediaFire, ownCloud, ADrive, BaiDu and WebDav.

Step 2: Add FTP account to MultCloud

Here, you should type a display name first, for example, “FTP old” for the old host’s FTP. Notice that underlined words, MultCloud applies 256-bit AES Encryption for SSL in data transfer. It’s an advanced encryption that can effectively protect your data from being tampered, intercepted, and cracked. Please rest assured, it’s 100% safe for you to use the service of MultCloud. Next, please enter FTP's server, username and password to finish adding FTP account in MultCloud.

Add FTP to MultCloud

Step 3: Transfer files between FTP sites

Select all files in “FTP old” by checking the “Check All” box near “Name”. Right click and select “Copy to”.

Check All and Select “Copy to”

In the pop-up window, select the new host’s FTP-FTP new, then click “Transfer” button to continue. There is an optional box “Move” on the left bottom. If you don’t need the backup in old host, you can check it.

“Copy to” setting

Normally speaking, we can't transfer all huge data in a host at one time. So switching to Transfer or Backup Service, and setting a scheduled FTP transfer task is better.

Now, the only thing you need to do is waiting. MultCloud will help you migrate, sync and backup the whole website to the new host without data loss.

Besides employing few steps to move website to new host, you can also use MultCloud to manage your host. Copy&paste, cut, delete files in you host’s FTP. MultCloud is a great multi-cloud management application and direct FTP to FTP tool and multi-cloud management application!


Multcloud Key Features

  • Cloud Transfer

    Transfer files in cloud drives, FTP and WebDav for easily file management and information delivery.

  • Cloud Sync

    Sync two clouds or directories in two clouds through two-way sync or one-way sync.

  • Cloud Explorer

    Combine multiple cloud storages into one and manage them like in Windows explorer.