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Can I design a site in wordpress for another host?

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by coolI, Nov 17, 2014.

  1. coolI

    coolI Newbie

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    Sorry if this is a noob question, im really new to this. Can i design my site in WordPress and then transfer it to another host? I just need a tool to create a website without using HTML, i have a domain and a host purchased already so i don't want to purchase one from WordPress.
     
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    sturose Power Member

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    If you have a domain and hosting just install wordpress and you're good to go.

    If you already have a blog on wordpress.com then I just read you can transfer using the export/import facility.

    I don't really use wordpress.com though so I can't confirm this.
     
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    sssteve Registered Member

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    You can back it up and restore it,

    or put a easier way ftp the site back to your pc, backup mysql database through the comtrol panel

    Then ftp back to the new server then restore the database

    It is easy, 10 min job, but if you have no clue what you are doing it can be difficult.
     
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    uncommonbg Regular Member

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    If you already have a host simply install Wordpress on your host and you will save yourself a lot of time.
    Moving a site from one host to another can be difficult if you don't know what you're doing and take some time.
     
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  5. sturose

    sturose Power Member

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    Moving a wordpress site between hosts is very simple actually. There are plugins that automate the process. I think the OP was referring to moving a site from wordpress.com to a hosted wordpress site.
     
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  6. coolI

    coolI Newbie

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    Thanks everyone, I was able to figure it out:) Ended up installing WordPress through cpanel and building my website from there.
     
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    My question is can I use wp for sub domains?
     
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    Yes, you can with no problems.
     
  9. 247CAMMING

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    For this case I always develop locally and edit my /etc/hosts file. (Windows location: X:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts) - Make sure you open your editor as administrator or you won't have write access to save the file. As soon as you finished your design you can simply .zip everything up, upload it, export/import the database and your done. No missing widgets or any content changes :)