How to import data from cPanel to ISPmanager

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The following manual describes how to move a site from a server with cPanel web hosting control panel to a server with ISPmanager control panel. This feature is available in ISPmanager Lite 5.57 and later.

Exporting data from cPanel

Before importing resources to ISPmanager it must be obtained from cPanel. To export data click "Backup" in the "Files" section.

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Then press "Download a Full Website Backup" button

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Then press "Generate Backup" button

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After backup is generated click on the link with that backup and download the archive to your computer

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Importing data to ISPmanager

To import data to ISPmanager click "User import" in the "Tools" section, then check that chosen "upload archive", fill the path to the archive file and press "Ok". If you are going to import several archives - choose "from local archive or directory", fill a path to a folder and press "Ok"

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Viewing of the import report

If it is any errors during importing data, you can view report by clicking "Users" in the "Accounts" section and then "Details" on a orange bubble.

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Also you can view a more detailed log-file in /usr/local/mgr5/var/backup2_cpanel_conv.log

List of imported cPanel data


  • /cp
  • /cron
  • /dnszones
  • /homedir
  • /mms
  • /mysql
  • /sslcerts


  • mysql.sql
  • proftpdpasswd
  • quota
  • shadow
  • shell
  • ssldomain
  • version