Trasnferring OJS 3 from one server to another


I have OJS 3 installed on one Cpanel Server online. Want to transfer the whole website to another Web Hosting Cpanel Account .

Please guide as I cant find anything in documentation.


Hi @a2usmani,

I’v already done a transfer. I simply set up the environment on the new server and then copied the OJS installations (code, files folder, database). Take care that the folder rights don’t change. If the domains change, you have to adapt the

I first tested the journals on the new server (on my Windows with and then we switched the IPs. Before copying, I disabled the login for the installations on the old server and closed all sessions.

There’s already information here on this topic, e.g. Recommended strategy to upgrade and migrate to different server - #2 by bozana