We have created several scripts which will convert your cPanel server into CWP.
How does this work?
- First, we export from cPanel all user account details into temporary files so we can later import them into CWP.
- Second, we create backup of cPanel and uninstall it.
- Third, we install CWP, this is the regular CWP installation process.
- Fourth, we import data into CWP from the exported files of the first step.
- CentOS 7 latest version
- MySQL 5.7+ or MariaDB (Recommended MariaDB)
- Change MySQL root password to something without special characters
How safe is this?
- On the first step after the script run, you get information about exported data from the cPanel.
- First script run doesn't make any changes on the system so you can check and confirm that all is covered.
- User Accounts: All user files in /home/USERNAME are not touched so server accounts are safe.
- MySQL Database: We don't make any MySQL changes on the databases so your databases are safe.
- MySQL version: currently installed from cPanel is left without any changes.
- User Home Files: nothing is touched except for migration of emails to /var/vmail folder.
- Cronjobs are kept the same.
** It's always smart to have account backups before starting with the major changes.
- User accounts, domains, subdomains, parked domains
- Email accounts-mailboxes, forwarders-aliases, autoresponders-autoreply, alias pipe to script
- Hosting packages
- FTP accounts
- SSL Certificates
- Hostname SSL Certificates for (cwp, mail, ftp, webservers)
- All PHP versions (5.3 - 7.3) and we have added handlers of cPanel
- Postgres databases
- /var/vmail will be the new location for your emails so make sure /var partition has the required size or you can symlink it to /home/vmail
- How login this conversion takes: from 10min to 2h depends on the data and server performances
Download migration scripts
wget dl1.centos-webpanel.com/files/s_scripts/el7/cpanel-converter/1-cpanel-data-export.sh wget dl1.centos-webpanel.com/files/s_scripts/el7/cpanel-converter/2-cpanel-uninstall.sh wget http://centos-webpanel.com/cwp-el7-latest wget dl1.centos-webpanel.com/files/s_scripts/el7/cpanel-converter/4-import-into-cwp.sh wget dl1.centos-webpanel.com/files/s_scripts/el7/cpanel-converter/5-mail-sni.sh
Now run the first script
** Check that all data is listed there before proceeding to the next steep
Install CWP (CentOS 7)
Default installer, bellow you have optional instructions
Optional arguments for installer
–phpfpm [5.3|5.4|5.5|5.6|7.0|7.1|7.2|7.3] (you can use only one)
–softaculous yes (install softaculous – script installer)
Available short name arguments
-p [5.3|5.4|5.5|5.6|7.0|7.1|7.2|7.3] (you can use only one)
-s yes (install softaculous – script installer)
Example for centos 7 (you can combine short and long name arguments)
sh cwp-el7-latest --phpfpm 7.2 --softaculous yes
Import all exported data into CWP
Generate Mail Certificates Postfix/Dovecot
That is it, reboot the server and you are ready!
OTHER NOTES & SUPPORT
This tool is provided at no cost and without warranty.
If you need to migrate CentOS 6 the its recommend first to migrate all accounts on other cpanel server with CentOS7 and then convert CentOS7 to CWP7.