Bluehost Web Hosting Help

VPS or Dedicated Hosting - Reseller Account Transfers

There are different ways that the WHM helps to transfer accounts to the dedicated server, as easily as possible. Here are the steps for the two most common ways.



Single Account Transfer

To help transfer a single account's content to the dedicated server follow these steps:

  1. Log in to the WHM.
  2. Click on Transfers.
  3. Click on Copy an Account From Another Server with an Account Password. (Does not require root access)
  4. Then fillout the following fields:

  5. Note: if you want to assign the account a dedicated IP then you would check the box next to Give new account an IP address.

  6. Click on Copy Account.

Once completed it will list that it was successfull and if it needed to change anything, like if it needed to change the username or password and why.

Transferring Multiple/single Accounts with Root Access

If you have root access and you need to copy multiple accounts and packages from another server, follow this,

  1. Log in to WHM.
  2. Go to the Transfer section.
  3. Click Copy Multiple Accounts/Packages From Another Server. (Requires root access, the other one doesn't)
  4. Enter the Remote Server Information.
    • Remote Server Type – The web control panel that the remote server is running, usually WHM.
    • Remote Server Address – The hostname of the source server that the customer is migrating data from. This can be an IP address or something that resolves to the IP address of their other server.
    • Remote SSH port – The remote SSH port you wish to use. By default, SSH runs on port 22.
    • Check SSH Connection – Check to test your ability to connect to the remote server.
    • Do Not Compress Transfers – Check to leave the transfer uncompressed. Compressing a transfer will use slightly more CPU from the source server, the transmitted data will be smaller and the transmitting time will be faster.
    • Use SSL – Check to encrypt the transmitted data.
    • Use Incremental Backups speed-up – Check to decrease the amount of time it takes to package the account on the source server. If a daily incremental backup is available, WHM will use that backup as a starting point. The system will then update the package before it is transferred.
    • Allow Override – Check to override the usual transfer process in favor of a customized script. The custom script must reside in /var/cpanel/lib/Whostmgr/Pkgacct on the server to which the account will be copied (local machine)
  5. Enter the Authentication information.
    • Login – Select the login method. If you select Root, you will need to enter the root password in the Root Password field below. If you select User, you will need to enter the remote account's username and password.
    • Authentication Method – Select the connection method. If you will select Password, and you are a Root user, you will also need to select a Root Escalation Method. If you select Public Key, you may need to enter a SSH Key Password.
    • Root Escalation Method – For User login only.
    • Root Password – The root password for the account.
    • Use FTP to Transfer – To use FTP as the alternative for transfer.
  6. Click Fetch Account list to display a list of accounts to copy.
  7. Select an account or accounts to copy. Select packages used by the account you're going to migrate.
  8. Click Copy.
Knowledgebase Article 57,206 views bookmark tags: account dedicated multi multiple reseller single transfer whm (updated 708 days ago)


Was this resource helpful?

Did this resolve your issue?


Please add any other comments or suggestions about this content:





Recommended Help Content

VPS or Dedicated Hosting - Using Multiple cPanel Accounts To Set Custom Nameservers

How to setup name servers for multiple cPanel accounts. (updated 440 days ago)

Specifying default Name Servers for a reseller account

How to specify the default Name Servers on a reseller account (updated 189 days ago)

Reseller - Add a package

How to create a package on your Reseller account. (updated 189 days ago)

Related Help Content

Assigning A Dedicated IP Address To A Customer

How to assign a dedicated IP addresses for a Reseller's Customer Account. (updated 189 days ago)

How to Transfer a Domain

How to transfer a domain name you have registered to us. (updated 87 days ago)

Transferring away from Bluehost

How to transfer a domain name that is registered with us to another registrar. (updated 28 days ago)

How to Change your Name Servers

Transfer Domain Registration: When a domain registration is transferred to us, we must register the domain name for a minimum of one (1) year. We only accept registrations for the .com, .net, .org, . (updated 44 days ago)

How to create an FTP Account

How to use use the FTP Account tool to create additional FTP Accounts. This is useful for granting FTP access to your account without giving anyone your cPanel password. (updated 81 days ago)

Automatic Account Creation using ClientExec

How to automatically create accounts using ClientExec (updated 190 days ago)

Reseller Hosting Services FAQ

A list of frequently asked questions related to our termination of the Reseller package. (updated 190 days ago)

Useful Links

Useful links for accessing the reseller WHM, cPanel and Webmail (updated 189 days ago)