How to Move a WordPress Site to a New Hosting Account

In this article, we will tell you how to move a WordPress site from one hosting account to another. Don’t worry – this is something that we do all the time for our own clients. So, let’s get to it.

Step one: Back up your database and files

The very first thing to do before making any move is to make sure that you have everything backed up. For this reason, we recommend creating a database backup before starting the move. If you’re using phpMyAdmin to manage your database, you can use the backup feature built into that tool to create a backup of your entire database. Just remember: this is something that you should do regularly, so you don’t end up losing any data.

Step two: Install the new hosting service

Once you have your database backed up, it’s time to install the new hosting service and configure it to work with your WordPress site. There are several different ways to install WordPress on a server. However, the most popular and the simplest way is to use a tool like Easy WordPress Installer (for more information, see our review). Just remember: make sure that you install the latest version of WordPress and keep your site’s original directory structure (the way that it was on your previous hosting account).

Step three: Generate a new database

One of the most important things to do after installing WordPress is to create a new database. This is where all the site’s data will be stored. Before you start with the database setup, you should check if there is an existing database for your site. If not, you’ll need to create one (either manually or using one of the many available MySQL tools). After you have your new database, it’s time to import your old database into the new one (using something like phpMyAdmin or Excel). Do this as soon as possible, as importing an old database takes time and can be a real pain if done incorrectly. Once the old data is imported, you can start creating new tables, modifying existing ones, and doing whatever else you need to do to get your site up and running again. If you’re using WordPress 4.0 or greater, you can also use the built-in Migrate WordPress Data tool to help with the import process. If you’re not sure what this tool does, don’t worry – you don’t need to use it.

Step four: Configure your site to work with the new hosting service

Once everything is set up and working properly, it’s time to start configuring your site to work with the new hosting service. For most people, this will mean editing a few basic settings in your WordPress admin area. To make things easier, we’ve provided you with a few tools that can help you along the way – download the WordPress Tools plugin from the plugins section in your WordPress dashboard. Once downloaded, it will appear in the dashboard as an installable plugin. From there, you can configure the plugin so that it helps you find and fix any issues that you might have with your site’s performance. This plugin’s main function is to help with the configuration of your WordPress site, but it also provides you with a few useful tools that might come in handy during the configuration process. For example, if you’re having trouble downloading your.PNG images due to a limit on your free space, you can use the Fix Image Problems tool to change the file types that WordPress recognizes. Another useful tool is the Site Inspection tool, which gives you a complete view of what’s going on with your site’s performance – both on desktop and on mobile devices.

Step five: Test your site

Now that you’ve configured your site and it’s working properly, it’s time to test it thoroughly. For this purpose, you can use a tool like WP Test Traffic to track how your site is performing across different countries. Just remember: these kinds of tools can only tell you so much – you still need to be familiar with what each and every metric means. Even then, it’s best to use these tools in conjunction with some sort of analytics software, which can give you a much better idea of how visitors are interacting with your site. For example, if you notice that one of your webpages is getting a lot of traffic but not converting well, you might want to investigate why that is.

Step six: Maintain your site

Finally, it’s time to take a step back and consider what you’ve accomplished. Congratulations! You’ve successfully moved your WordPress site from one hosting account to another. Now, you might want to take some time to consider what you’ll need to do to maintain the site and make it continue to grow. For this purpose, you can use something like GTmetrix to determine how well your site performs across different countries and devices (including mobile phones). Just remember: these kinds of tools don’t guarantee that your site will become wildly successful, but they can tell you a lot about how well it is doing and where you might need to make some changes to continue improving its performance.

At this point, you might want to sit back and consider what you’ve learned. Hopefully, this article has helped you learn some valuable tips on how to move a WordPress site from one hosting account to another. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions regarding this process. We’re also always available to help – you can contact us through our website’s contact form or by calling our customer support line directly at 1-855-725-5840.