I am quoting a Wordpress site for a new client, and they have existing hosting that they want to use. The existing host is Plesk.
When I develop a new site when the client already has a website, I always develop it on my own reseller servers which are running cPanel, and then either migrate it over to their hosting (also cPanel), or point their DNS/'A' record to my server and make the site live.
However this time the client wants to remain with their hosting on Plesk.
I have two options, which one do you think is the best (most straightforward) option?
- Option 1: Build the new site on my cPanel reseller account using temporary URL. Migrate the approved site across to the Plesk environment. (What are some things to look out for? I read in some documentation that the extraction needs to be done in FTP mode? Also permissions on files will need to be reset by the host?)
- Option 2: The Plesk hosting support people have suggested that I build the new site using a subdomain eg newsite.domain.com.au and then migrate that across to the domain.com.au account. Is this just like performing a normal kickstart migration? Are there any other things I need to look out for? If it is Plesk to Plesk then there won't be issues with permissions, but perhaps there will be issues with URLs? Will the kickstart process handle this?
Which method would you use to do this?
Thanks for your help.
|Joomla! version (in x.y.z format)||Wordpress 5.2.x|
|PHP version (in x.y.z format)||7.2|
|Akeeba Backup version (x.y.z format)||3.6.0|
|Kickstart version (x.y.z format)||6.0.1|