Website Migration Guides

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Migrate WordPress 4+ to a new host / server

Quick Guide Steps

Below are the basic steps, full detailed steps are listed further down the page.

  1. Backup your WordPress 4 files/folders
  2. Backup your WordPress 4 Database
  3. Create a new database with your new host and import your WordPress database backup.
  4. Edit your wp-config.php to reflect the new database details.
  5. Upload your WordPress site's files and folders from your backup to the new host.
  6. Update nameservers on domain to point to new host.

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