Note: Migrate WordPress by hand

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OpenVZ – no Docker this time.

  • install Nginx, php 7.4, and plugins https://www.cloudbooklet.com/upgrade-php-version-to-php-7-4-on-ubuntu/
  • install mysql
    • get a root password
    • make sure root password is in deed working, and wrong passwords are rejected
    • restore backup
  • copy all files to new box
  • chown to www-data:www-data
  • In wp-config.php:
    • disable cache
    • change DB
  • In wp-content:
    • delete advanced-cache.php
  • In Nginx conf:
    • revert to no cache version

If error out:
– Test with phpinfo() file
– if 502, check php-fpm and Nginx connection
– Test with new WordPress
– If 500, check DB

  • Rebuild cache

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