How to migrate your website from JustHost


Written by Dennis Nind

Last published at: February 8th, 2019

JustHost - how to move your website to a new host

This article shows you how to move your account from JustHost to Brixly Web Solutions. If you don't yet have a hosting plan or are just looking for a JustHost Alternative then check our website, where we have some of the UK's leading Reseller Hosting and Unlimited Web Hosting plans If you aren't a reseller and want to migrate a single site from JustHost, to here, then the easiest thing to do is simply get in touch with our support team who would be more than happy to pull the site over for you. Unfortunately, the 'backup and restore' functionality inside cPanel doesn't permit the restoration of a 'full cPanel backup' (or cpmove* file) as it requires the account to be recreated. As such, we can do this for you from our end relatively easily. The other thing that is worth pointing out here is that migrating from JustHost without downtime is 100% possible - our team handles hundreds of migrations a week, so they have the experience to ensure you are moved as seamlessly as possible. We are able to achieve this by creating a full cPanel backup within the JustHost control panel, copying the generated backup file over to our servers, then simply restoring the account - IMPORTANT: this process will overwrite the contents of the existing cPanel account, so if you have purchased a new account under the same domain as the account being migrated, the content will be replaced with the contents from the backup. The great news is, a full cPanel migration can be done keeping files, MySQL databases, passwords (usually) and email addresses / contents completely in-tact! So migration from JustHost isn't a process to be worried about, simply let the team do the hard work for you. If you do wish though, to simply pull the files and the databases over, see below...
Step 1 - Purchasing your Brixly cPanel account For fast, unlimited website hosting see For unlimited reseller hosting with free ssl's and much, much more, see If you choose your website's existing domain name, that's fine (and recommended!) - see the note below... IMPORTANT: Ordering under the domain you are looking to migrate will simply create a hosting account, with that domain as a reference. This is absolutely fine and will not affect your existing site.
Step 2 - Create full backup at JustHost

How to Generate a Full Backup in cPanel

To generate a full backup in cPanel:
  1. Log into cPanel.
  2. In the Files section, click on the Backups icon.
  3. Under Full Backup, click Generate/ Download a Full Website Backup.
  4. On the next page, select the Home Directory option from the Backup Destinationdrop-down menu.
  5. For Email Address, select whether or not you wish to receive an email notification once the backup is complete. (You may also change the notification email address in the provided field if you wish.)
  6. Click Generate Backup.
This will generate the back up for you and place the tar.gz file inside of your home directory. You can then download the backup via cPanel, FTP or SSH. Log into your JustHost Pro cPanel account, and look for the Site Backup & Restore icon in the Files area and click it. just host
On the next screen, click Full cPanel Backup.
On the next screen, choose which backup you wish to restore (check the dates for the most recent one).
 Leave the default option (TAR) and click the Start Archiving button. The system will then work for a while as it creates an archive file for you to download.
 Click the Click Here to Download link to save the backup archive to your computer. It may be a very large file, so this can take anything from a few minutes to several hours.
Uploading your backup to your Brixly cPanel account Using the details in your New cPanel Account Information welcome email, connect using FTP to your Home Server name. Using your FTP software, upload the backup file from JustHost into the root of your new home directory. You can also use the File Manager in cPanel, which provides a simplified way of uploading the files...

Once your backup file is uploaded, then contact our support department by opening a new ticket from our client area, asking us to restore your JustHost cPanel account, being sure to tell us your new Brixly cPanel account username (the one we will destroy after the restoration is complete). Our technicians will then restore your backup file, destroy your temporary cPanel account, and send you another New cPanel Account Information email with your permanent settings. If theres any part of the process your unsure of though, migrating from JustHost doesn't have to be difficult! Instead, just pop a message over to the team on support and we would gladly assist migrate the site over for you - all we would need is the username, password and URL of the old hosting account!