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WP installtion transfer to another host

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by GutierresSEO, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. GutierresSEO

    GutierresSEO Registered Member

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    This might be a noob and stupid question(but just look beside my avatar :D), and is also the first thread I'm starting, so take it easy on me guys!:D

    So what I want to know is if it's possible to transfer a WP installation from one host to another?
    My hosting provider said it wasn't possible, but I guess it was kind of stupid to ask them that question, as I was expecting nothing but that answer from them. If that is feasible, as I think it is, any ideas on how to do it? I've read somethings on our good friend, the google, but I found it rather confusing, because it was more about backups than transfers. And regarding transfers what I read was about transferring within the same host, like from a subdomain to a domain.

    I think that in theory that transfer should be perfectly possible, it's just a bunch of files, and I've done that many times with sites I created in Dreamweaver and it was piece of cake! What bugs and confuses me is the WP installation, I have no control over it as it was done by Installatron, I hate this lack of control over my sites(but no way I'm installing WP without an installer). In some ways DW is so much easier! And I like the code being on my PC, not only server sided!

    Do I need to create a fresh WP installation on the new(gaining) host in order to transfer there my current WP site? I would have to do lots of modifications to that installation and I think that would become a big mess...

    Any help will be much appreciated.
    Thanks in advance.
     
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  2. criticalmess

    criticalmess Regular Member

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    Sure

    Basically, you will need to backup everything (files, DB) and then deploy in the new hosting account.

    Do not change the nameservers/IP of the domain yet, just change your host file in order to make sure that the installation is ok.

    Once you are happy with that, change the nameservers/IP that the domain is pointing at.

    That's it, I hope it helped you

    critical
     
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  3. dhamaniasad

    dhamaniasad Newbie

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    Yes, its possible, and easy. Just take a database backup and backup from within wordpress and restore it all.
     
  4. SmartMan

    SmartMan BANNED BANNED

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    If your current WP Site is less than 50MB, I can move it to another host for you for free. PM Me if you're interested.