Because of the way Flywheel plans are designed, moving a site in or out of a plan requires cloning the original site to the new location, pointing DNS to the cloned site’s IP address (if applicable), and deleting the original site. Follow the steps below to get your site cloned in no time!
The original site won’t be affected by the cloning process, but since the clone will be created from the latest backup, this will ensure that any recent changes to the site are included in the clone.
Once the backup is complete, you can kick off the site clone.
When cloning, there are 3 options for the clone destination. Choose the one that applies to your situation:
|I’m transferring a site into an existing plan||Choose “Add site to existing plan”. You’ll see the name(s) of all existing plan(s) with available site slots.|
|I’m transferring a site to its own plan||Choose “I’d like to get a new plan” and select the plan on the next page.|
|I’m transferring a site out of my plan for a client to take over billing||Choose “Create a demo site & pay later”. (Note that you must have a verified account and an available demo slot to do this.)|
This step only applies if the original site was live, but if so, you’ll need to point DNS for that site’s domain to the new clone’s IP address, rather than the original site’s IP address.
If the original site was just a demo site or was not yet live with a domain other than the Flywheel temporary domain, you can safely ignore this step.
Once the DNS is pointed (if necessary) and fully propagated, your new cloned site is now the live site! All web traffic will be routing to that new site, so the old site can be deleted (demo site or site on a bulk plan), or completely cancelled (single-site subscription).
If you have any questions our Happiness Engineers are here to help!
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