How to Transfer Your WordPress Website to EHost
One of the most popular content management systems (CMS) is WordPress, used by 29.8% of all websites, according to Built with WordPress.
WordPress is a free and open-source software platform that helps you create a beautiful, fully-responsive website that looks great on any device.
It’s powerful and flexible enough for anyone, but simple enough for beginners. In this guide, we’ll show you how to move your WordPress website to EHost, a reliable and secure WordPress hosting provider, so you can focus on running your business.
Why Should You Move To EHost?
Choosing a web host is not just about having a domain name and wanting to get your site up and running. There are several features and benefits that you might want to consider when selecting a web host.
Here are just some of the things that EHost has to offer:
- Free domain privacy
- Unlimited Storage
- Free Backups
- Free Daily Limits
- SSD Cloud Storage (Solid State Drive Cloud Storage)
- Viral Email Marketing
- WordPress REST API
- Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Certificates
- Free Email Support
- GDPR Compliance
Additionally, as a WordPress user, you will be able to take advantage of the WordPress community. You can search for and engage with other WordPress users to get tips and tricks, as well as access to premium features that you might not be able to get on your own.
WordPress.com Or WordPress.org?
Whether you’re developing your own site from scratch or you’re simply looking to upgrade your existing WordPress site, you might be wondering whether to use WordPress.com or WordPress.org.
The short answer is: It depends on your needs. Use the following guide to help you decide which one is best suited for your needs.
What Is WordPress.com?
If you’re new to WordPress, you should opt for the WordPress.com option since it’s the best beginner-friendly choice. With WordPress.com, you don’t need to worry about much else other than getting your site up and running. The interface is simple and the setup is easy. Plus, you can use their drag-and-drop page builder, Visual Composer, to quickly and easily create your website. All you need is an email address and a suitable domain name.
However, if you’re looking for additional functionality or want to host multiple sites, you should opt for WordPress.org. With WordPress.org, you will need to take care of the hosting yourself though there are several reputable companies that you can choose from. Additionally, you will need to take care of the security since WordPress.org is an open-source project and, therefore, not as safe or stable as WordPress.com. Even so, WordPress.org users can still take advantage of many of the same features that WordPress.com offers.
Steps To Transfer A WordPress Site From One Host To Another
Moving your WordPress site from one host to another isn’t as difficult as it sounds. Here are the steps:
- Log in to your existing host’s control panel.
- Click on **Sites** to navigate to your site’s directory.
- Click on **Site ID** to view your site’s specific information.
- Click on **Settings** to modify the appearance of your site and customize its functions.
- In the Settings section, you will find two options: WordPress Address (URL) and Search Engine Optimization (SEO). The latter is not relevant to WordPress websites, but it can’t hurt to have a look.
- Click on **Upgrade** to move to the next step.
- On the next page, you will be presented with various hosting plans from which to choose.
- Choose the one that suits your needs.
- Click on **Upgrade Now** to move to the final step.
- On the payment screen, you will be presented with several options including:
- Offline Storage
- Dedicated IP
- SMTP Email Marketing
- Virtual Private Server (VPS)
- SSL Certificate
- Single Site License
- 24/7 Customer Support
- Pricing Plans
- Select PayPal and click on **Continue**.
- Fill out the necessary details on the PayPal landing page.
- After submitting the required information, you can continue to the final step.
- On the confirmation page, you will see a notification from PayPal along with a verification code that you will need to enter in the next step.
- Back to the previous step, click on **Login to my FTP**.
- A new tab will open up where you can find your site’s files.
- Right-click on the **wp-content** folder and select **Properties**.
- From the **General** tab, set the File name to **change** and click on **Apply**.
- The FTP site will refresh and show the contents of your WordPress site’s folder.
- You can now download the **wp-content** folder and carry it to your computer’s desktop.
- If you’re using a laptop, you can simply disconnect from the internet and carry on working.
- On the desktop, you will see two files:
These two files are the core of WordPress. You will need to upload the **wp-config-sample.php** file to the root directory of your site while keeping the original file intact on the server. When you activate the plugin [WPLift] in the future, it will use the updated config file to avoid any conflicts or errors.
- After completing the above steps, your WordPress site will be installed and ready to use on a new host.
- To confirm, visit [http://yoursite.com] in your browser and you should see the familiar WordPress login screen.
- To create your new site, visit [http://yoursite.com], sign in and click on **Add New**.
- A form will open up where you can compose an exceptional web page filled with all the content that you can think of.
- When you’re ready to publish your work, click on **Publish**.
- Your blog article will be online in a short amount of time and you can continue to create content.
Thank you for reading! We hope that you found this article useful and that it helped you make the right decision regarding your future website hosting needs.