Duplicator Plugin to Move WordPress Localhost to Server

I do not recommend. I had a very bad experience with #bluehost. Very nice environment and nice support, but if you have a bit more traffic or database activity, they will kick you out as they did it with me. Does not matter if you are “green” in all meters they are presenting you in the control panel. I was forced to migrate my website after get the “get out” message and it took me more than a week to put my website back online.


**If you want to move from your current web host (NOT a local), this web host offers free migration: https://goo.gl/7NZTuh (referral link)

Using Duplicator plugin to move WordPress Localhost to Server with easy step. If you prefer manually, you can check out: http://youtu.be/1LHhqn2Fbt0

Backup your localhost database first is recommended: http://youtu.be/BZe41g0FDV0
Do you want to know how to backup a site manually? : https://youtu.be/RE_9VQ2JccI

HostGator Discount code: wphost2017
HostGator Aff. link: http://goo.gl/TTjYgT
BlueHost: http://goo.gl/674y36

==== Another related videos ======
1. Move WP to new host and new domain: https://youtu.be/aowoGCspGjc
2. Moving to new host with same domain: https://youtu.be/e5rKL-C8nbk

===== Contents =====
1:17 Adding plugin via dashboard or download manually from: https://wordpress.org/plugins/duplica…
1:57 Create a new package for uploading the files to the server
3:15 Download the installer and the archive
3:49 Upload the files to server
5:06 Create a new database in server
7:06 Open duplicator installer in your browser
7:22 Enter database data to Duplicator installer
8:24 Run Deployment
8:47 When the process is done


  • eskimoblue
    Posted at 08:09h, 16 January

    Hi Kimmi, ALL GOOD. I figured it out. It WORKED!! Awesome Video!! Thanks.

  • Shaif Bin Kalim
    Posted at 11:22h, 20 January

    Nice Work. I Have Deployed and Working Good. the problem is WP-Admin not opening.
    cannot do security cleanup. wp-admin is white page. what may be the reason please.

  • Rohnit Shetty
    Posted at 12:08h, 31 January

    What accent is that? I love it.

  • Jonny Marshall
    Posted at 18:15h, 01 February

    Thanks so much for this really easy to follow video.

  • Romaine Barrett
    Posted at 09:05h, 11 February

    One more great Contribution to the world

  • Param S
    Posted at 03:53h, 12 February

    Hey Kim your video is 100% better than other 1000 videos and very straight forward I recommend this video everyone.
    Thank you for taking a time to share your experience with other developers.

  • Thanos Paraskevas
    Posted at 20:00h, 13 February

    In istaller.php says that i have an erron in my SQLi support. How i can solve this problem?

  • Gabriel Brunette
    Posted at 21:08h, 22 February

    I get this warning message: WARNING
    The database "gab8809_dbx" has "6" tables. The Duplicator only works with an EMPTY database. Enable the action "Connect and Remove All Data" radio button to remove all tables and or create a new database. Some hosting providers do not allow table removal from scripts. In this case you will need to login to your hosting providers control panel and remove the tables manually. Please contact your hosting provider for further details. Always backup all your data before proceeding!

    What should i do?

  • ali jaun
    Posted at 06:59h, 02 March

    Very nice and comprehensive tutorial. I like to recommend all the people new to WordPress to get help form this tutorial.

  • Henry Ng
    Posted at 08:40h, 03 March

    That's a great video. Also, does it mean that I do not need to import the database(from the localhost) that I backup as the plugin will do everything for us?

  • islamaah
    Posted at 04:03h, 06 March

    hello! thanks for the video… when i try to install the duplicator it says :
    Download failed. SSL certificate problem, verify that the CA cert is OK. Details: error:14090086:SSL routines:SSL3_GET_SERVER_CERTIFICATE:certificate verify failed

    I am using MAMP on a mac.. I have the latest version of wordpress.. what could be the problem?

  • Ricardo Ribeiro
    Posted at 18:25h, 06 March

    Great Tutorial!! Thanks for helping!

  • Farhan Asad
    Posted at 13:44h, 14 March

    i can't express my feeling………………..
    thanks for helping
    its just just just awsome………………………… hurrry

  • Ranaivo Lalatiana NJATO ANDRIANARISON
    Posted at 04:41h, 17 March

    hey Kim Salemat malam or …. I don't know hihihi, thanx for the plugin its awesome. my Q is how to access the file and change them in the database? thank you

  • Kerim Grozny
    Posted at 19:56h, 18 March

    What an excellent plugin, just fell in love with it lol Thanks

  • Kurt Kobain
    Posted at 06:52h, 04 April

    Hi, how can I move my new website that I`m designing from localhost to server with a existing site? should I delete it and then move the new one? Is all new content, new plugins.. all diferent but with the same urls! how can I do that? please help me! Thank you!

  • Mark Azz
    Posted at 15:28h, 05 April

    awesome …. thank you ….

  • TheHickster06
    Posted at 17:07h, 05 April

    Did not work for me, followed everything exactly! 🙁

    I'm having a ton of trouble moving from localhost, I've used many different plugins

  • Ren Lexander
    Posted at 09:15h, 08 April

    This video is awesome. I have to duplicate a website about three times a year so I always forget how so I come back to this video to guide me through.

  • Headline My Business
    Posted at 12:30h, 08 April

    Amazing tutorial, thanks for your time.

  • Grand Services
    Posted at 09:19h, 14 April

    Hi! I just want to ask if all the configuration i made on wamp server gets uploaded too to the live server. My concerns is, there are functionalities and configuration that differs between wamp server and a live server, for example, setting up wamp to send email and configuring it so you can test email sending from wamp server is different from configuring a live site to do the same function (send emails). Please enlighten me more 🙂

  • Andres Areiza
    Posted at 21:49h, 14 April

    Hi +kimmimebaby, I just commented one of your other videos, anyway I wanted to know why is it better or why do you prefer to move your wordpress website/blog from your localhost to your hosting service (hostgator) manually instead of using the duplicator plug in???(I read this in your other moving video description jeje) Thanks in advance for your reply (I haven't seen the whole video by the way, I just wanted to asked you before doing it).

  • Salman Shah
    Posted at 12:50h, 27 April

    greate job kimmimebaby really this video helpful for my project thank you so much making this video.

  • M McD
    Posted at 15:30h, 08 May

    worked great – thanks

  • cre8tiveqt
    Posted at 01:29h, 11 May

    Thank you! This was great and super easy to follow!

  • Alexis Konie
    Posted at 19:51h, 06 June

    Hi, for some reason I do not get the same options as you when you click on the website domain. There are no options listed. Inputting installer.php manually also has no effect. The page remains the same (with the domain hosting company's logo). Any tips on how to proceed?

  • Derek Curry
    Posted at 02:07h, 14 June

    Hello Kimmimebaby, I realise this video is a few years old and you may not be responding to comments but I am in desperate need of assistance. I followed the steps up to 6:53 however here I do not have Index of/ ….. but the Host Gator Getting Started page on my domain. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks

  • Alvimar Olímpio
    Posted at 15:00h, 17 June

    I follow your steps….everything went well, completely, congratulations, thanks!!

  • P. Vivek
    Posted at 06:39h, 26 June

    Thank you very much sister, Cannot get word to describe the great help you made to me, God Bless You!.

  • abdulhakim öner
    Posted at 12:56h, 05 August

    Thank you very very much!

  • Maxim Sychov
    Posted at 06:30h, 22 August

    I tried to do the same things to move my wordpress site to RDP, it is working only on it, because when someone tries to enter to my site it's URL address changes to "localhost/foldername/…". Of coure nowhere this folder is except for my RDP. Could you help me please?

  • raoni ortolan
    Posted at 21:07h, 31 August

    Thank you very very much! Sharing here in Brazil

  • Johnny B.
    Posted at 08:24h, 17 September

    Thank you so much, you have helped me tremendously, I may not have been able to do it without your video!

  • 24zomaar
    Posted at 20:39h, 05 October

    Thank you so much for your awesome video, it's very clear and simple. Thanks!

  • sami khan
    Posted at 18:26h, 10 October

    Love u sister thank u

  • George DM
    Posted at 13:01h, 30 November

    Clear voice and exaclty what I needed. It worked since I had problems with the database by doing it manually since some records were conflicting. Thank you for sharing.

  • Moavaz Khokhar
    Posted at 23:08h, 03 December

    you madam, you are savior (y)

  • Gaurav Khanna
    Posted at 11:09h, 30 December


  • Urvesh Amin
    Posted at 04:25h, 09 January

    Excellent step by step tutorial kimmimebaby. Thankyou x

    Posted at 05:30h, 07 February

    pleased do you have any PDF document for this tutorials step by step or any manual reading materials for the transfer of website from a local host to lives server using Instant word press

    I would be very grateful if you could help me with such material i have a lot of site locally build that need to be hosted lives

    I am actually having problem in having these site online

  • namKalaburgi
    Posted at 16:19h, 24 February

    thanks a lotttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt

  • Thato
    Posted at 08:54h, 02 March

    When i log in to wordpress after moving to live it wont accept my username or password – do i use th dtails i used to make the database or do i use the login details i used for the localhost version?

  • Stav Gal
    Posted at 17:51h, 15 March

    Can I ask you… Once I did this – it just makes a copy of my website to my localhost right?
    I'm trying to understand if there's a way to build my website on my localhost wordpress, go live with my Ipage account – and then keep on maintaining the website in my localhost wordpress?

  • Nikhil Suresh
    Posted at 14:15h, 20 March

    this is really helpful! thank you 🙂

  • Syed Shamsher Ali
    Posted at 00:27h, 08 June

    Oooo.. kimmi thankkk uuuuuu Veryyy Much dearrr… its help me very much

  • Hidayet Zerga
    Posted at 21:10h, 12 September

    Hello, please i have a problem when i access to duplicator, i have a warning in php open base it says open basedir enable what shoud i do ? Thank you