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How do I move from HostGator to Host-Stage?

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by Quattroporte, Aug 18, 2013.

  1. Quattroporte

    Quattroporte Regular Member

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    I have several add-on domains on my hosting plan with HostGator. I just created a backup for it, a tar.gz file. Does this have all of my sites, as well as the Wordpress info on them? I have a large Wordpress blog with a lot of information on it, and I really don't want to lose everything! Any help would great...thanks! :)
     
  2. jass11

    jass11 Elite Member

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    Have you asked Host-Stage support about this ?
    They helped me move my site.
     
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  3. Orbit143

    Orbit143 Senior Member

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    You need to backup two things

    1) files from the webhosting (usually copy it via FTP)

    2) Your MySQL database, easiest way it to use Export function in PHPMyAdmin



    Then you copy and import everything to the new hosting, update the login info and you're all set.
     
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  4. HappyS

    HappyS Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Yeah, dont forget about your database or you are screwed.

    You can always use FTP free program like File Zilla and backup manually your website files...
     
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    Orbit143 Senior Member

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    One more thing to not forget - files starting with the dot, like .htaccess, it happened to me a few times because copying (or not copying) of those files depends on the FTP client you're using to do the job. So make sure you get them all.
     
  6. pavan

    pavan Elite Member

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    you wont be able to restore the entire backup
    specially the database part which u need to do manually by importing the database on ur new account and making necessary sql login details in wp-config.php
    hope it helps