FTp & Database for a new WordPress website

Hi there, we want to upload a new WordPress website to replace our current one - we are unsure of how to do this, are you able to provide some help? Essentially, we need to upload the new project files, then import the MySQL database. Cheers

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Linode Staff

Thanks for reaching out with this. I'm happy to give you some information to point you n the right direction.

The easiest way to do this would be to create the new site on a brand new Linode in the same data center as your current one. Once you've created the new Linode and the new site is ready to go, you can swap IP addresses between the two Linodes so you won't have to reconfigure any DNS. Doing it this way, you don't have to worry about losing any data on the old site if you make a mistake. Once all of this is completed you can delete the old Linode if you no longer need it.

You can even deploy WordPress with our One-Click Apps to simplify it even more.

I found a WordPress guide that shows you how to import your database using phpMyAdmin:

Restore Your DataBase from Backup

To upload files to your WordPress site, you can follow the steps in this guide:

Uploading Files to WordPress

If you use to use FTP for transferring files, you can do so as well. We have a guide for using FileZilla

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