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Move domains between subscriptions

This is a feature that needs to be brought to the Plesk Control Panel.

This request has been outstanding since Plesk 10:

This wasn't possible in Plesk 11.5.

It still does not appear possible in Plesk 12.

At the very least, breaking a domain out into its own subscription would be a good first step.

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I cannot move domain to another subscription
move webspaces
move a domain within a multi-domain subscription
multi-domain subscription
migration manager
transfer a domain
separate subscription
split subscription
break out domain from subscription

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  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yeah wow, I have three things we bump into, all related to this strict Subscription nonsense:
    - Can't make an Alias the Main domain for websites or mail within any subscription, or the other way around.
    - Can't move domains or alias domains to another Subscription. Can't move the domain's mail users or settings or content between Subscriptions.
    - Can't create LetsEncrypt certs for any of the Alias domains, not even while they're not even redirecting to the Main domain.

    That's all just, well, stupid coding design. I can even do all these with webmin/virtualmin. And I really wonder why we even went with plesk/odin for about 80 of our customers. I wasn't there when they made the choice. Obviously.

  • AdminSergey L (Director of Program Management, Plesk International GmbH) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We can assure that the item is not forgotten and stays high in our backlog. But the capacity is finite and at this moment there are 4 higher ranked requests to take care about - so while I personally regret for your pain in regards of this function, we shall also respect votes of a larger group.

    > Why do we have uservoice if Plesk is not listening?
    With all due respect to your personal frustration, this statement is totally unfair: 123 requests have been delivered since the uservoice had been launched. That's something.

  • Giovanni Colin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    15 months later and still nothing!!!
    I am quite pissed off that I have chosen PLESK - Any open-source solution would have already proposed a solution!

  • PB commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I am paying for Plesk Web Pro Edition license, can anybody explain why is it so hard to add such a basic functionality??

  • sohail commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    come on guys... how come this is still not possible? it's 2016!
    this is such a basic, simple feature.

  • Chris Edwards commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Is changing cl_id in the domains table the only thing that needs to be done here? I've done that with a few now with no side effects but would like confirmation.

  • Marco Marsala commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    What are you all saying? Moving a domain between subscriptions won't involve any path change! Subscriptions are just a way to organize domains in Plesk GUI, they aren't backed by anything in the server configuration.

    For ex.: domain xyz.com may be switched from subscription A (customer A) to subscription B (customer B) but the URL will always be www.xyz.com, mails @xyz.com and file path /var/www/vhosts/xyz.com

    Just need a button "Move domain" like the already present button "Move database"... It is easy as changing a foreign key in 'psa' database.

  • Benjamin Hodgetts commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    @Tozz: That's not viable if the customer doesn't have SSH access. Most of what you said would also go above many Plesk user's heads.

    Your time estimation is massively off given it could take longer than that just to set up the mailboxes if they have a lot of them. Also you wouldn't know the passwords for the mailboxes so you would either have to tell everyone (again customer related grief) that their passwords have been changed and deal with the fallout from that or end up asking everyone what their passwords are and I guarantee lots of them won't remember what they are.

    So yes, it would be "tons of time", especially if you're doing this for multiple domains.

  • Tozz commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    @Randy: I understand why you would like the feature, but "a ton of time" is not neccesary, and you dont have to migrate GBs of data. You could simply have done:

    - Rename the domain from eg. example.tld to example.tld-migrate
    - Create the domain within the new subscription/customer
    - Create the new mailboxes
    - Move /var/qmail/mailnames/example.tld-migrate to /var/qmail/mailnames/example.tld (you just moved GBs of email within seconds)
    - Create any databases that are in use
    - Move the documentroot from the old location to the new
    - You are now done.

    THis all can be done within 5 minutes per site. I agree, a button the webinterface would be nice.. But migrating manually is a lot less work than "tons of time".

  • Randy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I have a customer that had several websites, but then some of the partners decided to split ways with the rest of the company. These partners wanted to take one of the domains with them, and still host with my service... having a way to easily reassign a domain to another subscription would have saved me a ton of time migrating web and GB's of Email data.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    it would be great if re-seller can move an add-on domain to separate plesk account or moving back an account to as an add-on domain.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We want chance a Domain. The Domain has a new Customer, now we must manually backup all the data, delete the domain from customer A and crate the same Domain for Customer B. At last we must upload the user data.

    Please a this funktion: Domain-tranfer to new or existing customer (automatically)


  • Jeff commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I certainly cant find it in Plesk 12.5. From a migration I have a domain stuck in a subscription it doesn't belong. I cant give it its own subscription or move it to another. Ughhh! Anyone?

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