Introduction

Instructions for migrating your site using our guided migration process.

Contributors: Jennifer Hoffman.

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Welcome to Pantheon! We want to make it easy for you to move a site from Kinsta to Pantheon. Simply use the following instructions, and you'll be good to go!

 Note

If you are moving a Drupal 7 or 8 site and want to upgrade to a Drupal 9 site, use one of the following guides instead:

There are a few methods for migrating your site to Pantheon:

Guided Migration

This method uses the Migrate Existing Site button on the User Dashboard, and is the method described in this guide.

Migrate Manually

Use this process when any of the following apply:

General Scenarios

  • You want to debug a failed migration.

    • It can be helpful to migrate your code, database, and files separately to help debug edge-cases that are not supported through guided migration.
  • The site or site archive is greater than 500MB.

Drupal-Specific Scenarios

  • The site uses Drush 9 or later (drush ard is only available on Drush 8 and earlier).

  • The site is managed with Composer.

WordPress-Specific Scenarios

  • You are using WordPress Site Networks.

  • Plugin install is unavailable.

  • You are migrating a site that is only on your local machine and not yet live.

Review Manually Migrate Sites to Pantheon for instructions on this method.

Professional Services

Pantheon's Professional Services team can migrate your site for you. Learn more about our Website Migration Service and how we can help you migrate one or hundreds of sites to Pantheon.