Ultimate Guide to Migrating Your Website to Ovation Hall

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The journey of website migration often appears complex with challenges. However, when the destination is Ovation Hall, the process not only promises enhanced performance but also a superior user experience. This guide dives deep into the essentials of website migration, outlining why we are a prime choice for hosting your digital presence.

Kindly note that we do website migration for free. In case you find the steps challenging, you can contact us on 0548771088 for us to migrate it for you. All you need is to download the files if the size is large. You can still follow the steps below to migrate the website yourself.

Preparing for Migration

Transfering your website contents to Ovation Hall demands preparation. Evaluating your current website is step one, giving you clarity on what to expect during the migration. Backing up your website stands as an indisputable step, ensuring that no piece of data slips through the cracks. Familiarizing yourself with our prerequisites will set a clear path for a seamless migration.

Executing the Website Migration

Step 1: The first step is to make a web hosting order. You can choose any of our web hosting packages. We have shared hosting, WordPress hosting, VPS hosting, and more. Please check our tutorial on how to buy a domain and hosting in Ghana.

Step 2: After your order has been processed, log in to your new control panel in one browser tab. Log in to your old host control panel.

Step 3: Zip the folder that contains your website files. If your website is built on a Content Management System such as WordPress or uses a database, you will need to export the database as well. You can export your database by going to phpMyAdmin for the website and exporting the database.

Step 4: Upload the zip file into the public_html folder in your new cPanel control panel, or httpdocs folder if on Plesk. Extract the files. Now, create a new database in your control panel. Create a database user and assign all privileges to the user. Access the phpMyAdmin and upload the database file. For websites that do not use a database, you can skip the database aspect.

Step 4: After uploading your site’s files and database, it is time to make a few changes and change the DNS of your domain. In your File Manager, change your database details in wp-config file(If WordPress) to the database name, username, and password to that of the new database you created.

Finally, go back to where you registered your domain name. Change the nameservers to the new ones that were sent to your email after your new web hosting order was processed. Wait for up to 48 hours and check your website for the DNS to propagate. If you encounter any issues, you can always contact us on 0548771088 for support.

Post-Migration Strategies

With the website migration complete, it’s imperative to conduct thorough testing of your new website. This ensures all elements function as intended, preserving the integrity of your online presence. Equally important is addressing SEO considerations post-migration to maintain your website’s search engine ranking. The concluding act of going live marks the beginning of your enhanced digital journey on Ovation Hall.

Troubleshooting Post-Migration Hiccups

Despite careful planning, website migration can encounter bumps along the road. Resolving data loss, rectifying broken links, and adjusting layout discrepancies are common post-migration tasks that require attention to detail and a proactive approach.


Website migration, while challenging, opens the door to unmatched performance and scalability for your digital platform. With the right preparation, execution, and post-migration strategies, the move can mark the start of a new chapter in your online story.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How long does a typical website migration take?
    • The timeline varies, ranging from a few minutes to about 24 hours, based on your website’s size and complexity, and DNS propagation time.
  2. Can website migration affect my SEO?
    • Properly executed migration should not adversely affect your SEO. The key to this is maintaining URL structures and implementing redirects for any changes.
  3. Is it possible to handle website migration on my own?
    • Website migration can be a DIY task, especially with user-friendly platforms like Ovation Hall. For larger sites, however, seeking professional help might be prudent.
  4. What should I do if I experience data loss during migration?
    • A comprehensive backup, created before starting the website migration, is your safety net for any unforeseen data loss.
  5. How can I secure my website post-migration?
    • Leveraging Ovation Hall’s security offerings, such as SSL certificates and regular updates, is key to safeguarding your website.