WordPress Migration: How to move your WordPress website to a new hosting or other domain?

WordPress Migration. Moving your website can be a stressful experience, but it doesn’t need to be. The biggest risk when migrating a website to a new server is data loss and downtime. To prevent this, here "how to move your entire WordPress sites to a new hosting or other domain?"

WordPress Migration

How to migrate your WordPress website to a new hosting or other domain?


WordPress Migration

WordPress migration to hosting or domain

Many website owners, do not exactly know how to move their site.
Yet, there are two main ways to move your WordPress website:

1: Manual Migration via FT

First. "Manual migrate the WordPress website from one web host to another via FTP". It requires access to the database and FTP-details. The general process is:

  1. Make a back-up of your website.
  2. Buy a new Web hosting package at another Hosting company.
  3. Import the back-up of the existing WordPress website via FTP to the new host.

OPTION 1: Move WordPress website without domain change:

  • Move the website files and import the database to a new hosting.

OPTION 2: Move WordPress website to new domain:

  1. BEFORE moving the WordPress website. Change the domain address in the administration panel on the current hosting company.
  2. Buy a new Web hosting package at another Hosting company.
  3. Move the website files and database to a new hosting.
  4. Change the entry in the wp-config.php file.

TIP: Visit the WordPress site to follow the detailed migration instructions.

2: All-in-One WP Migration plugin (within WordPress)

All-in-One WP Migration

Second. The All-in-One WP Migration pluginn. It allows you to move your entire WordPress website from your existing to a new hosting. Within WordPress. Without data loss and downtime. No technical knowledge required. Including the database, media files, plugins and WordPress Themes.
Follow the next steps:

Step 1: Choose, buy and install a new WordPress Hosting.

First. Choose, buy and install a "new" WordPress Hosting package:

  • Visit the ACTIVE24 website and choose Webhosting.
  • Order and Pay online for your WordPress webhosting package.
  • Login to the Active24 administration.
  • Install WordPress with the "One-Click- Installer"
  • You will receive your access login details at your contact e-mail address.

Step 2: Install "All-in-One WP Migration" plugin.

Second. Install and activate the plugin on your "existing" WordPress website. TIP: Learn how to install WordPress Plugins.

  • Login to your existing WordPress website.
  • Install the All-in-One WP Migration plugin here.
  • Choose "Plugins", "All-in-One WP Migration" and "Activate" the plugin.

Step 3: Export the existing WordPress files.

Third. Now it is time to export your "existing"WordPress website.

  • In the WordPress administration, click "All-in-One WP Migration" plugin.
  • Select "Export to". Choose "File" to save the exported data to a file.
Export Site

Step 4: Backup the "existing" complete WordPress website.

Fourth. Be sure to backup the complete WordPress website.

  • Make a "complete backup" (1:1), or "export the pages without reviewing"
  • This plug-in back-ups all "website files, settings, articles, and databases from WordPress, themes, and plug-ins".
  • Download the complete file backup to your PC.
    The duration may vary based on your entire WordPress website size.
All-in-One_WP_Migration

Step 5: Import Your WordPress Site to Your New Host.

Fifth. Upload the existing WordPress data to the "new" hosting.

  • Login to your NEW WordPress website.
  • Install the All-in-One WP Migration plugin here.
  • Select "Import to". Choose "File" to save the imported data to a file.
  • Upload the file to the new WordPress website.
    The duration may vary based on your entire WordPress website size.
Import Site

TIP: Choose to "Save the downloaded file as a backup" or "Delete it".
Now you have securely moved your WordPress website to a new hosting.

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