Migrate WordPress from One host to Another

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We have several options to migrate WordPress from one host to another. Here we can check how to migrate using free plugin.  Make sure your new hosting provider wordpress have the same configurations. ie, your current wordpress is working in PHP 7.4 then your new hosting should be PHP 7.4. 

Step 1 : Install UpdraftPlus Plugin

In this plugin Used to take full backup of wordPress website, database, plugins and all other supporting components. In search box type “Backup” and press enter. 

Updraftplus plugin will show in top. More than 3 million wordPress websites using this plugin. 

Installing Updraftplus plugin

After installation, click activate button.

Step 2 : Take Full Backup of your website

After activate plugin, updraftplus backup menu will be available under settings tab. Click that menu to start backup procedure.

Select UpdraftPlus

Click UpdraftPlus backup menu in settings

Backup wordpress website

Click Backup Now button.

WordPress backup Confirmation

Click Backup Now button again. Backup process will start immediately.

WordPress website backup

Your backup files are ready to download. 

Your website backup process is completed. Click each files and download all files (Database, Plugins, Themes, Uploads, Others) to your local machine. 

Step 3 : Install WordPress in your new Host

Make sure all backup files are downloaded to your local machine. Install WordPress in your new host, and point your domain to new host. 

Please note, If your back from one domain and restore to another domain then this method will not work.  

Now you can see a fresh simple wordpress website in your domain name. 

New WordPress website

Your new wordpress website will be like this or with out image.

Step 4 : Upload backup files

Go to WordPress Dashboard and install UpdraftPlus plugin. Refer Step 1

Open Updraft plugin under settings menu. In that page you can see upload backup files link to upload your existing backup files. Click that link button, Backup files drag and drop window will be enabled.

Upload WordPress backup

Upload your wordPress backup files (All files downloaded from old server)

Step 5 : Restore WordPress

After Upload your backup files, you can click restore button. It will take few minutes to upload and configure your wordpress and sql database. Once it finish you will get success message. 

Now your website is successfully migrated to new host.

Resotre wordPress website

Click Restore button

Note : If you want daily backup to be stored in google drive, you can set up in this plugin. That option also completely free.

Auto backup to google drive

Configure automatic backup in settings

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