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Migrating Wordpress To New Host

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by toxic08, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. toxic08

    toxic08 Regular Member

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    Hey guys,

    I just bought new hosting (here in BHW), and i'm stuck as ever into migrating my wordpress site. I just use "all-in-one migrate" plugin but after import, i'm unable to access log-in page and give 404 error.

    Duplicatr doesn't work also, it just gives me blank screen.

    Do you guys know other easy method to transfer site? I already search here but I can't seem to find one. I'm a complete noob at this kind of stuff (I can't even connect FTP to FileZilla) and I'm afraid I can't do manual transfers.

    If you know any link that can help please inform me.

    Thanks.
     
  2. fanatik1389

    fanatik1389 Regular Member

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    What about other pages? Also throwing 404?
    What about .htaccess? If i had to guess I'd say you don't have one.
     
  3. virtualbyron

    virtualbyron Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    The easiest method is copy/past FTP to new FTP
    I had this problem long time ago (blank page), it was about the PHP version in the htaccess file, check if the old and new server have the same version
     
  4. Reaver

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    I never manually migrate my website. I just ask my web host to do it. They usually have zero problem doing it.
     
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  5. PetalumaFlower

    PetalumaFlower Regular Member

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    When you use Duplicator do this:

    1. Save a .zip copy of your site to your computer using Duplicator.
    2. Point your domain name to the new host. Otherwise it won't work.
    3. Install Wordpress on your new host.
    4. After Wordpress is installed, install the Duplicator plugin.
    5. Upload the .zip file you downloaded using Duplicator.
     
  6. toxic08

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    The plugin I use doesnt require .htaccess, it's like FTP stuff but in wordpress dashboard itself. I never done manual transfer so I don't know about my wp-config and .htaccess, the last time I check it seems like I don't have .htaccess at all.
     
  7. virtualbyron

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    Take this opportunity to learn how to make an FTP transfer, it's very simple and you will find lots of tutorial, anyway if you have trouble with both plugin and FTP, go with the FTP because when it will work you will have learned something
     
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    I can help you out if you cannot get it to work. I have transferred a about 1000 websites so far xD
    - for free of course :)
     
  9. fanatik1389

    fanatik1389 Regular Member

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    Not talking about the plugin. By the sound of it your permalinks are messed up. Adding basic .htaccess might solve your problem.
    You can find more info here: https://codex.wordpress.org/htaccess

    I might be wrong. This is just the first thing I would look into.

    Also what virtualbyron says is smart. It won't hurt learning how to manually transfer wp website (or any other - same principle).
    Not hard at all. Copy files, export/import database, edit wp-config.php with new database info - DONE.
     
  10. JabbaTheHutt

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    Another vote for FTP methods. It can't get simple than that. You just have to download it from old place and upload to new place. That's it. As long as new host as a PHP version compatible with your WP Plugins site should work flawless. If you still have the site at old host then take a file copy through FTP and also data base backup from myadmin. Also if both places use cPanel then your new host should able to do the migration for you. Usually hosting providers offer that.

    @fanatik1389 my guess is also Permalinks messed up because of missing .htaccess file.
     
  11. toxic08

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    Thanks guys for the help, surprisingly it works now. it seems weird but the problem is on wp-config, about the database stuffs that i should edit, the plugin developer able to help me thanks.
     
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    the best method out there, to copy and paste from FTP to FTP
    otherwise you will encounter errors along the way
     
  13. cryptons

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    1.Copy the files
    2.Import the database
    3.change wp-config
     
  14. july23

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    You can always contact your new host, ask them for help moving your wordpress.
     
  15. Aty

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    Do it manually. See the guide below, it should be easy if you have basic knowledge about websites.

    [video][/video]
     
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    Why so much hassle ? Just ask your web host to shift your website. If they don't do it just ask for refund and go with other host.