Deciding to migrate a cPanel site to SiteGround can be a bit of a daunting experience first time around; and it doesn’t help that most guides only cover WordPress or Magento installations, either.

…but what if you have to migrate a static website without a database? What if you need to migrate a placeholder, a landing page, or an old HTML or PHP site?

We’ve got you covered with this handy new tutorial.

In this how-to guide; we cover the basics of setting up your SiteGround account, setting up the website hosting, and how to migrate information across from your cPanel service. Note, this is for a VERY SPECIFIC type of site. One that is either HTML, PHP or SHTML. And most importantly, that does NOT have a database or does NOT have any other services associated with it (email, WebDav, Intranet, etc).

This tutorial would suit someone looking to migrate an older, static site, a placeholder website for a new-ish business, or a landing page.

If you like this tutorial, you can also check out our other Code-Based Tut’s; or our tutorials for non-coders. Don’t forget about our YouTube channel, too!

Why Migrate to SiteGround?

We use SiteGround for our hosting solution in this video, and have found them to be reliable, helpful and very affordable. Looking for the link to SiteGround? Here it is:

Siteground is fast, secure, affordable, and has outstanding support. SiteGround is extraordinary in providing uptimes between 99% to 100%. More than 60% of websites are made using WordPress, and SiteGround provides Managed WordPress Service. Siteground fast and a knowledgeable team is happy to help clients with their hosting issues 24/7 on three channels: chat, phone, and tickets and in 3 languages. All of the hosting plans support free Cloudflare CDN, which makes User sites even fast from every part of the world. SiteGround also made an AI Anti-bot system to block from unexpected attacks every day.

Note, WP Updoot receives a commission if you use the above link to sign up to SiteGround’s service.

About cPanel

CPanel is the most popular interface used by web hosts. More popular with bloggers and home users than the more expensive Microsoft offering. Allows users to monitor things like disk space and bandwidth usage. CPanel also has an easy to use email utility which helps to create email account for the users. If you plan to create a few web sites then we recommend that you go for a reseller package such as cPanel or Fantastico.

Back into the page and you will be able to see all of your web site content and save it in a safe and secure location, such as a password protected email account or a webmail account. You can also store your data in a database using PhpMyAdmin.

Plesk is reportedly the most stable and secure Plesk software for Linux and UNIX ever released. CPanel system helps you to set up databases and forces your databases to include a special prefix. We like the CPanel Email Account Creator which is the perfect script to setup a Hotmail / Yahoo like web email system. SpamAssassin is a mail filtering system which scans each and every email received under the email accounts hosted from your CPanel account for characteristics which are typical of spam messages.

The CPanel features provided by the free web space hosting providers that use it will vary, but usually they still include at least a file manager for uploading and editing your free web pages online.

We’re going through how to create a simple two column layout (one-third / two-third) for a blog grid, in Kreisi’s popular Enfold Theme (which uses the Advanced Builder / Avia Builder).

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WooCommerce and Elementor are fantastic WordPress extensions; but sometimes they don’t play together well. In this step-by-step tutorial, Senior Software Engineer, Dan, takes you through finding they problems and correcting them.

This tutorial can be used by relative beginners, or developers who need a start on troubleshooting this relatively unusual problem.

Super quick tutorial on the best way to add WooCommerce Pages to Elementor in WordPress with no experience and no special equipment.

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Super quick tutorial on the best way to Create a Logo in WordPress with no experience and no special equipment.

In this step-by-step guide, WordPress Developer Dan will take you through how to create a logo for your new website. This will work for any or site (including a new site uploaded to an independent hosting service).

Once you’re done, you’ll need to upload this to WordPress, which we go through in our free course, Build your Small Business Website with WordPress.