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Reseller Hosting is a profitable and reliable web hosting service through which you can buy a Reseller Hosting account from your web hosting provider and resell web hosting packages to your customers as per their web hosting requirements. It is an excellent way to earn additional recurring income or earn a profit by selling highly competitive web hosting plans and offering dedicated and customizable hosting solutions. 

It is imperative to choose a reliable hosting provider company that offers 24×7 technical and customer support, a hosting plan that matches your business goals and requirements, and a cPanel interface to build and establish a reputed and successful web hosting business. 

What is cPanel?

cPanel is an online Linux-based GUI (Graphical User Interface) used as a control panel to simplify server and website management. Through a cPanel, you can publish websites, create email accounts, organize website files and other content, manage web domains, and more easily. Thus, with the help of a cPanel control panel, you can access your clients’ web Reseller Hosting accounts on the server. 

However, if your total reseller account size is more than 3GB,  and your web hosting company does not provide or use a cPanel interface for your website’s management, you won’t be able to perform a cPanel backup. Instead, you will have to incorporate certain basic steps and transfer your non-cPanel host account manually. 

In addition, suppose you are unfamiliar with your website’s structure. In that case, it is highly suggested that you go for a professional web developer to ensure all the web pages and content is transferred accurately and precisely. In contrast, if you wish to do the transfer on your own, go through the steps mentioned below required to perform a manual website account move. 

How to move from a non-cPanel host account to a reseller account?

Before we jump right into the transfer, or the move steps, let us have a look at the transfer checklist and how you need to plan your website’s move. 

Website transfer checklist

To ensure that your entire website is transferred successfully, you have to develop a transfer checklist that will make the process much easier. The checklist mentioned below is not specific, it is generic, and some items within the checklist might not be applicable for your website. For example, it is possible that you have a third-party email service solution, or your website does not have an SSL certificate. For such cases, feel free to skip those items from the checklist. 

A typical website transfer checklist would look like below: 

  • Databases 
  • Email 
  • Website files 
  • DNS settings
  • Domain name 
  • SSL certificates

If you transfer your non-cPanel website by yourself, you must hurry and give yourself the complete time to transfer all your website’s files with ease. The speed and time taken to the transfer process will depend on your website’s size and its complexity. In addition, you must ensure that your old hosting provider is still running your website during such situations until the transfer process is complete. Again, your checklist can come in handy to track and check your website transfer progress. 

Website transfer steps

Implement the steps mentioned below to move your non-cPanel website successfully. 

  1. Step 1: Databases 

Before you transfer your website’s databases, you need to create a new database in the account in which you are transferring the database. Later, export the database from your old account. Once the export process is done, import the database to your new target cPanel Reseller Hosting account. You can refer to this article for complete database migration

  1. Step 2: Website files 

Moving your website’s files is a much easier process. First, you need to find your website’s file’s location on the old host. Once you find the location, download the files using an FTP to your local machine. Once the files are successfully downloaded, you can connect to your target reseller account using an FTP client to upload the website files. 

  1. Step 3: Email

To transfer the emails, you will need to create the email addresses you require within your Reseller cPanel account and incorporate the migrations steps to complete the transfer. 

  1. Step 4: SSL certificates 

To move your SSL certificate from your old host to the new reseller account, you will have to rekey the certificate for it to work on your new cPanel account. The first step is to request a CSR (Certificate Signing Request) from within your AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages). Then, you will need to provide the CSR to your old host so that they can rekey the certificate for the new server. Once it is done, submit the third-party SSL installation request through your AMP. Your new hosting provider’s support team will take care of the rest. 

  1. Step 5: DNS

Once all the above-mentioned steps are executed, you must point your domain to your new cPanel Reseller Hosting account’s name servers. 

Once you execute all the steps mentioned above for the transfer, you must test your website if it is transferred successfully and works efficiently by visiting your website and checking all the web pages. In addition, you must check your web page’s images, media, and other functionalities to ensure they are all present and working properly. 

Summing Up

The steps mentioned in this article will help you move your non-cPanel hosting account to a reseller account with ease. However, if you prefer to avoid this hassle, it is always recommended to choose the Web Hosting Reseller plans with a cPanel that can help you manage your website and reseller accounts easily. 

If you wish to transfer your non-cPanel host account to a reliable Reseller Hosting account, you must consider going for ResellerClub’s hosting solutions. ResellerClub offers powerful, customizable, reliable, and secure Reseller Hosting solutions with cPanel. Check out our reseller plans and services for your web hosting business today.  

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