View Full Version : Uploading a 2 gig site
07-20-2010, 05:10 PM
I need some help with trying to upload a website to new hosting.
The site is 1.8 Gig and when compressed it is still 1.7Gb as there are many videos on it.
I can not upload via extend control panel as max limit is 200MB i have tried ftp form existing hosting to new hosting but keeps stopping mid way! I have even tried breaking the site down but it is so complicated.
Any suggestions guys as i have spent hours now trying to figure this out!
Your new hosting company should be able to help you with this, since the migration is part of your setup process. Even though you may have an upload limit, an admin should be able to temporarily override the limit, or give you a timetable to allow you to do the uploads in batches.
11-23-2010, 09:31 PM
It sounds like your hosting company (where you are uploading files) needs to help you with this. We sometimes upload image stock of 4GB to our hosting servers but it never caused any issues, so I think it's probably due to restrictions from your host.
11-23-2010, 09:35 PM
#1: jamesbabooli... what the heck does php have to do with what he is asking? If you think you shall reply with cpanel extend.. they set low upload limits that do not care about the server limits.
#2: Cotswold: have you tried scp?
06-21-2011, 01:36 PM
The best way is if you have ssh/root access.
If your site is already on another hosting server, you can use SSH to create a zip or tar archive of your site, then from your new server in SSH you can wget the file, then extract it.
If your site is on your computer, you can upload via FTP a zip or tar or tar.gz archive of your site, then in ssh use the unzip or tar command to extract it. The uploading will probably take several hours, but the extracting just a few minutes. If you don't have ssh access, you might be able to use PHP to extract it as well.