This tutorial covers 2 methods of how to transfer your website from one host to another. Transfer your website in less than 10 minutes and have everything working perfectly!
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Updating Name Servers – 3:20
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If you want to transfer your website from one host to another, it’s not as hard as some might make you believe. Bluehost actually charges $150 for single-site migration and other providers don’t always include a web transfer for free as well. So, knowing how to perform a site transfer yourself is an excellent skill.
In this tutorial, I’ll be covering 2 methods of website transferring that I believe to be the easiest and most effective. Most importantly, they work for any size website as long as your database isn’t something ridiculously large like 10gb or more. I’ll also show you how to update the name servers of your domain if you want to use the same domain name after the transfer.
How to transfer your website? Method 1 – All In 1 WP Migration Plugin
The first method works only for WordPress based websites that are 500mb or less in size when compressed. This method is a super simple and effective way of transferring your website from one host to another without having to manage all of the different aspects yourself. Since the plugin mostly does everything automatically.
Here’s how you transfer your website from one host to another using All In 1 WP Migration Plugin.
1. Access the WordPress control dashboard of the website you want to transfer.
2. Install and activate a WordPress plugin called All In 1 WP Migration
3. After you’ve activated the plugin you’ll see an additional tab called All in 1 WP Migration appear in your WordPress dashboard.
4. Hover on it and choose the “Export” option.
5. Export your website as a “file” format. And then download the provided files.
6. Access the control panel of your new web hosting provider and perform a clean WordPress installation.
7. After you’ve installed WordPress on your new web hosting provider it’s time to migrate your website. Access the WordPress dashboard and install the same plugin All-in-1-WP-Migration.
8. By default, this plugin only allows transferring websites from one host to another that are below 64mb in size. However, you can increase that to 500mb.
9. Go to this website https://import.wp-migration.com/ and download the required files.
10. Go to the control panel of your new web hosting provider. Access the WordPress dashboard and upload the files as a new plugin. After this, your upload limit will be raised to 500mb.
11. The next thing you want to do to successfully migrate your WordPress website is hover on the All-in-1-WP-Migration tool again, but this time choose the “Import” option.
12. Upload the file you made previously and wait for the transfer process to complete.
13. The last step is updating your permalink structure. Once the process is complete you’ll see a button to do this. Just choose “Post Name” and click save. Your website should be transferred at this point!
If you want to know more than 1 way of how to transfer your website to another host, the second method works for any sized website and guarantees a successful transfer if you follow every step correctly because the website migration process is manual.
To successfully transfer your website from 1 hosting provider to another you’ll need to export your website files & database to your computer. Then upload those files to your new web hosting provider and then sync everything together.
1. Access the File manager of your old website and compress all of the website files into a zip.
2. Access the PHPMyAdmin if your old website and export all of the database files as an SQL file
3. Go to your new web hosting provider that you’ll be moving your website to and create a fresh WordPress install.
4. You’ll now want to access the PHPMyAdmin of your new web hosting provider and drop all of the files from the new database. Then upload the SQL file you made previously.
5. IF you choose to use another domain for your transferred website. Make sure to go into the Options file in your database and update the SiteURL and Home values to your new domain.
6. Now, access the file manager of your new web hosting provider and delete all of the
7. WordPress files that are left over from the clean WP install.
8. Upload your old website files and extract all of them.
9. Update the wp-config files with your new table prefix. –
DISCLOSURE – I am affiliated, but not sponsored by any hosting provider. This means I might make money when you purchase hosting services through the links provided and I might be able to offer discounts when available. All of my opinions on this channel are always my own!