Hosting Changed to PHP7, WordPress Site Didn\’t Work

Since the dawn of time, WordPress has been around as one of the most popular blogging platforms. For years, WordPress was perfect for people who wanted to blog. Nowadays, it’s pretty common to find WordPress sites for sale on sites like Etsy, but what happens when your host suddenly upgrades your account to a new PHP version and your current WordPress install doesn’t work anymore? Fear not, the WordPress community is still going strong and has you covered. In this article, we will discuss how to successfully migrate a WordPress site to a new hosting provider. We will cover everything from migrating your content to the new host, upgrading your WordPress install, and more.

What Is Migrating Content And Data to a New Hosting Provider?

When you decide to switch hosting providers, the very first thing you should do is take a deep breath and try to relax. As scary as the thought of moving your site to a new host can be, it’s not something that needs to be stressful. Follow these steps and your content and data will be safely transported to your new host. This way you can focus on focusing on your new project without any worry.

Migrate Content And Data

The first step in the process is to login to your current host and download a copy of your site’s code. To do this, you will need to contact your host and enter your account credentials. Once you have logged in, you can download the code for your site in a zip file called.htaccess or similar. This is where the magic happens. The file will be stored in your current host’s public_html directory and gives access to all the files and folders within your WordPress installation. Make sure you keep this file safe as you will not be able to access your site’s code at all once you upload it to your new host. This way you can make sure everything is transferred successfully.

WordPress Install On New Host

Once you have downloaded the code for your site, you can start the process of upgrading your WordPress install. This involves taking the code you just downloaded and uploading it to your new host and then follow the on-screen instructions. Don’t worry, this is a very easy process and is similar to setting up a new WordPress install. You will basically follow the on-screen instructions until you get to the point where you can begin testing out your site. At this point, you can go back one step and either choose to continue with the instructions or start over again from the beginning.

Testing Your Site On The New Host

Once you have upgraded your PHP version on your new host and finished setting up WordPress, it’s time to test out your new site. Before you launch into testing mode, you should take a little bit of time to set up some basic structures for your blog. You should do this because having a nicely laid out blog makes it much easier to write content and allows you to showcase more of what you have to offer. If your new blog already has a structure in place, you can launch into testing mode and make sure everything is working properly. If you didn’t set up any structures, you can do this now or when you are ready to launch into testing mode. This will ensure everything is in place and ready to go when you decide to publish your first post.

To set up structures for your blog, you need to navigate to your new host’s dashboard and then click on the tools button. This will bring you to your WordPress tools menu. From here, you can click on the button that says ”import WordPress” and follow the on-screen instructions. This will walk you through the process of importing your downloaded code and turning it into a functional site. Once this is done, it’s time to start testing out your new site. To do this, you can navigate to the homepage of your site and click on the ”Try it out” button. This will launch you into testing mode where you can start creating posts and showcasing them on your site. You can also add videos and images to your posts through the visual editor and see how everything looks on your site when it’s finished.

Now that you have a working WordPress install on a new host, it’s time to tackle the most common question people ask when this happens – how to migrate my content and data over? The answer is pretty easy. All you need to do is log in to your current host and then create a new account on your new host. When you do this, make sure you use the same email address because it will be difficult to track down the new account you have created without it. Now that you have a new account, you can import all your content and settings over from your old host. This is done by navigating to your new host’s dashboard and then clicking on the ”Users” link. From here, you can click on the box that says ”Import users” and follow the on-screen instructions. This will take you through the process of importing all your content from your old host. Once this is done, you can click on the ”Site settings” link and then on the ”Security” tab to make sure everything is set up properly on your new host.

What If Things Go Wrong?

While everything is going smoothly and you are successfully transferring your content and data over to your new host, things can still go wrong. For this reason, it is important to back up all your content and then restore it in case something happens. To do this, you can either use your current host or another service like Dropbox to back up all your content before you start the process of switching hosts or upload the code for your site to a new host and then restore the content and data from your current host. If you are using Dropbox, it is a good idea to add your current host’s email address to your account so you can receive notifications whenever new content is added to your Dropbox. This will help you avoid any stress if something goes wrong.

The Final Step

Now that you have successfully transferred your content and data over to your new host, it’s time to take a deep breath and relax. This is the last step of the process and it completes the journey from scared to happy. As scary as it is moving to a new host and trying to get everything set up, it’s also incredibly rewarding to see your hard work pay off. After you complete this last step, you can rest assured that your site is in good hands and that your content is safe.

With all the technical jargon taken out of the equation, this was a fairly easy process to understand. When you want to switch hosts but don’t know where to begin, follow these steps and you will be able to successfully move your site to a new host. By taking your time and following these steps carefully, you can ensure that everything is migrated correctly and that your content and data are safe. If you want to learn more, you can always contact the support team at HostGator and they will be happy to answer any questions you have about migrating your content and data to a new host.