How to transfer your Etano site to another host using cPanel. This method is an easier and faster process than uploading all your files individually via FTP, and you don’t need any 3rd party software (FTP program) to accomplish the task.
Note: This method only works if both your existing host and the new host are using cPanel.
cPanel is the most popular Linux hosting control panel used by numerous web hosts. It has a File Manager which allows you to compress and zip and download all of your site files in one go. By zipping and downloading all of your Etano site files to your local computer first, you can easily upload and extract all the Etano site files to another web host server.
Creating a zip backup of all your Etano site files:
Step 1. Log into cPanel on your existing host.
Step 4. Locate the folder where you have your Etano files, typically in the public_html folder (unless you've chosen to install Etano in a subfolder).
When the compression is done you'll find a zip file named "etano_site.zip" located in the etano root folder, which will typically be the public_html folder (unless of course you've chosen to install Etano in a subfolder).
Transferring your Etano files to another host:
Step 1. Log into cPanel on your new host.
Locate the folder where you want your Etano files uploaded to, which will typically be the public_html folder (unless you've chosen to install Etano in a subfolder)..
Once the upload is complete, locate the "etano_site.zip" and select the zip file, then click the "Extract" icon. This will extract all your Etano files into the public_html folder (unless you've chosen to install Etano in a subfolder).
On your new host server create a new database:
Then import the saved copy of your Etano database (SQL file) into your new database.
Configuring the Defines file for your new host:
Open the includes/defines.inc.php file on your new server and edit the highlighted parts so they match your new database and server path, etc.
Selecting PHP version:
Many hosts allow you to select the best or most appropriate PHP version to use for the script your running. The best PHP version for Etano is 5.3.
Step 1. Log into your host cPanel.