Mshini Self Migration Plugin

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We have created a self-migration tool that enables anyone to quickly and simply migrate their WordPress site to a staging environment on a Mshini server.

This can easily be done with the click of a few buttons, provided that you’ve already signed up as a Mshini customer.  If you still need to do so, please visit the below link to view our available hosting plans:

mshini.com/plans

If you’re already hosted with us, or if you’ve just signed up, please make sure that you are logged into your Mshini customer control panel on the Mshini site.

To log into your Mshini account, please click on the link below:

mshini.com/my-account

Once logged into your account, click on the ‘Migrate Site‘ tab in your Mshini customer control panel and follow step 1 to download the Mshini Migration plugin..

After downloading the Mshini Migration plugin, you should access the dashboard of your live WordPress site that you wish to migrate to Mshini.

To install the Mshini Migration plugin on your live WordPress site, click on the ‘Plugins’ tab in your dashboard menu and then click on the ‘Add New’ button.

Browse to and install the Mshini Migration plugin from your local machine and then click on ‘Activate Plugin’.

Once the plugin is installed and activated on your WordPress site, you will notice a new ‘Mshini Migration‘ tab in your dashboard menu that you should click on.

Click on the ‘Create Site Backup’ button to create the backup files needed for the WordPress site migration.

After creating the site backup files, the next page will ask you to confirm the domain name of the destination site.  Unless you’re migrating your site from one domain name to a different domain name, this value should be correct and you shouldn’t make any changes.

Click the ‘Migrate Site’ button to kick off the migration!

You should be automatically redirected back to your Mshini customer control panel where you’re able to view the status of your WordPress site migration.  The migration process may take anywhere from 1 to 10 minutes, depending on the size of your WordPress site being migrated.  You will also receive a confirmation email once the migration is complete.

Your live WordPress site has now been migrated to a staging environment on the Mshini server.  You should thoroughly test your staging site and get in touch with us via email or the live chat facility on our site should you have any issues.

Once you’re satisfied that everything is working as expected on your staging environment, you may push your staging site to production via your Mshini customer control panel and update your DNS records to make your site live with Mshini.  If you would sooner we make your site live with Mshini on your behalf, please get in touch with us and we will gladly assist.

NB: Once your site has been successfully migrated to a staging environment on the Mshini server, you should browse to your live WordPress site and remove the backup files created by clicking on the ‘Remove Backup’ button.  You should also deactivate and remove the Mshini Migration plugin from your live WordPress site.

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