How do I Copy my Site to Kinsta Using the Duplicator plugin?

Written on December 09, 2015. Updated on November 06, 2017

Copying your site to Kinsta is easy using the free Duplicator plugin. Follow the steps below:

Step 1

Install the Duplicator plugin on your current site.

Step 2

You will need to archive your site’s database, code, and files. To do that, within your WordPress site, go to the Duplicator plugin page and click on “Create New.”

duplicator plugin create package

Using default settings, click “Next” and then “Build”. When complete, click “Archive” to download the .zip file it produces.

Step 3

Make sure you’ve created your new site/install on Kinsta.

Step 4

Use the SFTP credentials to log in to your WordPress site and upload the archive and the installer.php file into the public folder.

Step 5

Open the installer.php file with the temporary URL (installname.kinsta.com/installer.php) and install your site. The required credentials are available in your install’s page at https://my.kinsta.com and use your final domain during the installation. If you are just testing your site, you can use the temporary URL.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact support via your MyKinsta admin area.

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