How to Migrate Your WordPress Site

How to Migrate Your WordPress Site

Migrating a WordPress site is pretty straight forward. With the right guidance, the migration will be quick and seamless. In this tutorial, I will show you how to migrate a WordPress site to a new host.

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Time needed: 15 minutes.

Migrating a WordPress site to a new host

  1. Select a new host

    Choose a new web host to where you want to migrate to. To make things easier, I would recommend going with a host which offers free migration. Two of my favorite hosts in this matter are SiteGround and WP Engine.

  2. Back up your WordPress files and database

    You should always back up your site in case the migration fails. In that case, you can quickly restore the site from backup without any downtime.

  3. Start the migration

    If your host has free migration, use their plugin to migrate Else, use a migration plugin. I prefer duplicator in these cases. It’s because it’s free and reliable.
    Duplicator Migration
    Here is how you can use Duplicator:
    1) Install and activate the plugin.
    2) Create a package of your site.
    3) Download the packaged file
    3) Install WordPress on your new host.
    4) Install Duplicator on your new host.
    5) Run the Duplicator installer.

  4. Switch your DNS settings

    Change your DNS nameservers to point to the new ones provided by the host.DNS Settings

Congratulations! You have successfully migrated your website to a new host. If you have any queries or suggestions, please let me know in the comments down below.

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