How To Move WordPress Hosting

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How To Move WordPress Hosting?

The process of moving a WordPress site from one host to another isn’t too easy, but it’s also not much difficult either. It’s important to understand that you’re not only talking about the front-end files with your site, but also the database that stores all the pages, posts, and settings too.

Initial Stage

Firstly, backup your website. That’s not about arranging for your web host to perform a backup.You should have been performing your own periodic backups of your website every few days anyway.

Cloud Storage is Best

 

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The best way to do this is to use a free WordPress plugin that provides backup features. Most will connect to several different kinds of cloud storage account like Box, Google Drive, Microsoft One Drive, Dropbox, etc. The file archives are not usually huge  20-50 MB archive in most cases – but you still need to ensure that you have enough storage capacity left on your cloud drive of choice.

Backup WordPress Plugins

 

There are different backup plugins that offer a variety of functionality. Most of the free backup plugin versions also have premium versions with additional features.

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You get first class support and more features.

  • Database Backup (needs mysqli)
  • WordPress XML Export
  • Generate a file with installed plugins
  • Optimize Database
  • Check and repair Database
  • File backup,etc

To move your hosting across and avoid any downtime, you must first purchase a new hosting account with a different web host. Once this is done, you should add the domain to the Control Panel system (usually c-Panel), along with any email accounts, email re-directions, and so on.

It’s advisable, wherever possible, to duplicate the setup that is present on the current site to avoid any initial compatibility issues with the migration.

Preparing to Duplicate the Site Ready for Migration

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Once set up on your current WordPress installation, you need to access its “Packages” section and hit the “Create New” button on the right-side of the screen to create a package based on your existing installation. This is not unlike running the backups, but it’s an entirely separate process.

The file name is select-able. Once chosen, you can get the plugin to run your WordPress installation through a series of checks to verify that it doesn’t have any problems.

Each major aspect like the WordPress Setup, File system, and Database are all inspected for errors or issues ahead of any migration to avoid problems later. Once the package is verified, there are a few options like creating an installer or a compressed file archive. The file size is also given here. Then it can be downloaded.

Moving to Another Host

 

After moving directly to the new web host or new server.That to redirect the traffic, you’ll need to change the name servers on your domain registration to redirect web traffic to the new server location.

Migrating a site is trickier when you’re dealing with membership, sales and new logins all as part of the installation.There traffic moves from one IP address to the new one.

There’s the possibility that some new accounts or sales completed on the older site before the traffic moves over completely to the new one.

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