Host Transfer of WordPress Website

posted on May 18, 2021

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We have used Hostinger web hosting to transfer the WordPress site to another host.

Just follow the simple steps given below to transfer your WordPress site to another host.

Step (1) − Keep the backup of WordPress files and export the database.

Step (2) − Login to your cPanel and click on MySQL Databases as shown in the following screen.

WordPress Host Transfer

Step (3) − Create a new database and MySQL user as shown in the following screen. The page has the following fields −

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  • MySQL Database Name − Enter your database name.

  • MySQL Username − Enter your username.

  • Password − Set password for your database.

  • Password again − Once again set the same password as previous for authentication.

After filling all the fields, Click on Create button.

Step (4) − You can view your created MySQL database, User and Host as shown in the following screen.

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Step (5) − Click on + symbol.

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Step (6) − Click on phpMyAdmin.

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Step (7) − Click on Import tab on the phpMyAdmin page.

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Step (8) − Click on Choose File button to select the backup file from your system and click on Go button.

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Step (9) − You can view the tables of database uploaded as shown in the following screen.

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Step (10) − Upload your WordPress files by using file transfer protocol(FileZilla) as shown in the chapter WordPress - Backup & Restore in Restoring WordPress Files section.

Step (11) − Edit wp-config.php file as mentioned in the Restoring WordPress Files section in chapter WordPress - Backup & Restore.

Step (12) − Inside the Website section of hostinger, Click on Auto Installer.

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Step (13) − You can view the uploaded file of the WordPress. Click on the URL link as shown in the following screen.

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Step (14) − You can view the login page of WordPress.

WordPress Host Transfer