Migrate existing wordpress site to c9 for development



Hi Guys,

I normally use a plugin called https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/duplicator/ to move my site between hosts. The file size is in the region of 360 MB and I have been coming across file size limits on c9.

What is the easiest way to migrate a wordpress site from its existing host to c9 for development?


I would just export the database and archive the files of the installation then import into the new workspace. You could then just download the archive to c9 with wget or scp.


I have moved the files across - and hopefully just need to import the database. I normally use a plugin to do the move as it changes all the relevant bits in the database to reflect the new host. Do you know how I would do it manually?


What file size limit errors are you seeing? What is the size of your workspace? All workspaces should be big enough to handle 360MB of files.

To update the database manually you should only need to change the siteurl and home rows in the wp_options table to your new URL There are more detailed instructions here: https://codex.wordpress.org/Moving_WordPress


Thanks for the input guys - I found http://www.bilalakil.me/production-ready-cloud9-wordpress-development/ which guided me through the process. For some reason not all the setting seemed to come across - however with a little bit of fiddling everything now seems to be working.