Last Updated: September 09, 2019
· iamjohnjensen

SSH to Speed-Up Wordpress & Joomla Migration

Moving instances of wordpress & joomla (just the files / not the MySQL) can be time intensive with all of the tiny file.

One method I use constantly to speed this process up is SSH to zip/unzip directories then simply move the single large file.

Logging into SSH is quite simple if it's activated on your server.

Open Terminal on OSX


Command to zip a directory

zip -r foldername/

Command to unzip