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Best way to upload a large site (many files & MB's) other than FTP?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by tb303, Aug 30, 2015.

  1. tb303

    tb303 Power Member

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    Ive been trying to move a store type site to namecheap hosting today and its not gone well.

    Ive always done this with FTP and not had any real problems. However this is 50k+ files and due to seeing some errors I cant be 100% sure its all uploaded.

    Is there anyway using cPanel to upload it zipped and extract on the server?
    Ive been looking, cant find it, and now need to go out for the rest of the day

    someone one point me in the right direction please - ive wasted too much time on this as it is lol

    thanks...
     
  2. BlueZero

    BlueZero Power Member

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    SSH is the key.
    I would gzip the folder, upload it and then extract it directly on the server.
     
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  3. livifox

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    1. ZIP the folder
    2. Login to Cpanel
    3. Click on "File Manager"
    4. Upload ZIP
    5. Click on it and click in the top bar on extract.
    6. Save time....
     
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  4. Berkeli

    Berkeli Regular Member

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    yep zip it and if you have slow connection go to a uni or smth
     
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  5. MrBlue

    MrBlue Senior Member

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    Agreed. Nothing beats SCP via SSH.
    Example:
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    scp SourceFile.tar.gz [email protected]:directory/TargetFile
    Alternatively, you can also deploy your site(s) using GIT

     
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  6. tb303

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    perfect, thanks. SSH & PuTTY got the job done.
     
  7. kahuna74

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    If you have shell access you should be using rsync. That way if the upload fails you can just resume where you left off. I'm on Mac and Linux and rsync has been a lifesaver so many times that I'm surprised that it's not mentioned. I think there's a Windows version too.
     
  8. ohmygodimtheking

    ohmygodimtheking Newbie

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    without ssh this is a real pain
    ask namecheap to do the transfer for you if its on another cpanel