Web-hosting is one of the most crucial parts of any website. A bad web hosting may bring lots of downtimes, and it’s not good for your online business. WordPress is one of the most popular blogging platforms and no doubt it’s memory hogging software.
Especially if you are using free web hosting, within some time, you might face lots of issues with your hosting. Best advice would always start by picking one of the best WordPress Hosting sites.
This tutorial is for all those who are looking to migrate their server from one host to another host. Migrating WordPress blog from one host to another is not some rocket science, and with a good piece of tech knowledge, you can perform the hosting migration yourself.
1) Taking Your Database backup
- Login to your host cPanel
- Go to your MYSQL/PHP MYADMIN, where you have the actual database of your site
- Click on Export in PHPMYADMIN
- Take a backup of all the tables in SQL format
2) Downloading a copy of Wp-content folder
- Login to your FTP
- Go to your WordPress files
- Download Wp-Content folder to your hard drive (Even you can drag wp-content folder to your Desktop to download)
3) Installing WordPress on new server
- Install WordPress on your new host (Automatically through Fantastico from cPanel or WordPress Manually)
- Now login to your new host FTP
- Delete wp-content from the set of WordPress files
- Transfer the backed up Wp-content folder via FTP to your host
4) Import Database
- Login to your new host
- Go to MYSQL/PHP MY ADMIN
- Click on Import
- Select the exported file using CHOOSE FILE option
- Click on ‘Go’ to import it
5) Change Name Servers
- Login to your client area of Domain Registrant.
- Go to Domain Management.
- Look for DNS and go there.
- Change the name servers to your new host.
Name server changes will take some to propagate and reflect worldwide. So wait for 2-24 hours for complete name server propagation.
I hope this tutorial will help you with your WordPress hosting migration but if you have any more queries regarding web hosting or host migration, feel free to ask via comments.