How to Easily Transfer a WordPress Website from Godaddy to Another Godaddy
If you’re reading this, I assume you already have a WordPress website. Congrats! Now let’s move onto the fun stuff… transferring or moving a WordPress website from one hosting service to another! First you’ll need to make sure that your original hosting service is up to date with WordPress and that your database is accessible without any problems.
Here’s where things get tricky. After you’ve made backups of your website and its database, you’ll have to figure out the safest and easiest way to transfer your site. One popular solution is via FTP. In this article, we’ll show you how to easily transfer a WordPress website via FTP.
Set Up Your FTP Account
We’ve talked about this already in the context of installing WordPress, but it’s crucial that you set up your FTP account before you begin the transfer. That way you’ll have a place to park your files directly after you’ve transfered them. You don’t want to have to hunt down your files again once you’ve installed WordPress on the new host.
This step is particularly important if you’re moving a WordPress website that’s been deployed on a live host. In this case, you’ll need to make sure that the database is accessible (either directly or via a backup) from the new host. Any downtime here could result in lost revenue or even catastrophic damage to your site.
Choose A Backup Solution
One of the first things you should do before you begin the move is to figure out a backup solution. The most popular and simplest method is to simply use the WordPress backup plugin. Besides being the simplest and most popular option out there, it also has some pretty cool features. For example, it can automatically upload and download all of your backups to or from a remote location (like your Dropbox).
However, what if you don’t have access to a remote location? What if you want to keep your backups on your PC? In this case, you’ll have to turn to another solution. Luckily, there are a few solutions that allow you to keep your WordPress backups in the cloud. For example, the WP Job manager can remotely restore a database or entire website, as well as protect it from future damage.
Create A Data Recovery Plan
Once you’ve got access to your FTP account, you should create a data recovery plan. This way you’ll be sure to account for any possible issues that may arise during the process. You don’t want to be scrambling to figure out where you’ll get your data once it’s been restored, do you?
Luckily, with a little planning, preparation, and testing, you’ll be able to easily move your WordPress website or database from one host to another. Be sure to follow these simple steps and you’ll be well on your way to a smooth transition!