How To Move A WordPress Site To Hostgator Or New Host – Transfer A Website


Try anybody else! – Poor customer service, arrogant techs, impolite & unable to get the job done. Robert Frawley, northern ca, usa, tophandwesternart


Learn how to transfer a wordpress website to Hostgator.

If you’ve ever wanted to move a site to a new host and it’s a wordpress website, this video is going to show you how to.

I’m going to show you in this video how to transfer a wordpress blog backup and install it on Hostgtor hosting.

I’ve split this video into 4 Steps and within the first 30 seconds you’ll have the option to jump to any Step via the Youtube annotations.

Step 1: Creating and downloading the wordpress complete backup and database
Step 2: Adding domain to Hostgator, plus an email account and a new wordpress installation.
Step 3: Uploading the wordpress blog backup core files, via FTP and also how to via File Manager.
Step 4: Importing the blog database via phpmyadmin

If you need any help please feel free to ask for help, if you’ve already joined Hostgator don’t forget you can always jump on the live chat support.

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WordPress Backup Plugin Videos
This video is a little old and I plan on creating a new one ASAP, the plugin is called “WordPress for Google Plus”.

The other plugin mentioned in the video is called “BackWPup”. I’m going to redo the video and will post link here over the weekend.

Craig Smith

22 Comments
  • Luke Thomas
    Posted at 15:23h, 16 December

    Thanks for this Craig! Really appreciate you making this video

  • Craig Smith
    Posted at 20:56h, 16 December

    Thanks Luke, just let me know if you need any help moving them over to Hostgator, I also created a shorter video covering this, it's posted as a video response.

  • Craig Smith
    Posted at 01:51h, 29 December

    Hi Alessandro, I'm glad it helped and thanks for leaving a comment.
    Let me know if you need help with anything.

  • johnvita8
    Posted at 06:05h, 17 January

    Great Videos! btw where can I find out how to use backWPup? I am after trying a second backup using the googledrive i got the following message "Maximum execution time of 30 seconds exceeded…" Thanks in advanced!

  • Craig Smith
    Posted at 03:47h, 25 January

    Hi johnvita8, Sorry for the delay in replying, I created a new video covering backwpup for you a few days ago but have only just uploaded it to my channel.
    Not sure if it's too late or not, if you need help feel free to ask.
    I can't post link so just visit my channel homepage and look at latest videos.
    Thanks

  • Comiendo Rico
    Posted at 06:49h, 27 March

    Great info thanks

  • Francesco Logrillo
    Posted at 15:54h, 23 June

    Hello Craig ,can you explain me (at the minute 10:32 ) what shoud i write to connect
    filezilla to the host and where i find this address ,thanks.

  • Francesco Logrillo
    Posted at 15:55h, 23 June

    errata corrige :should

  • Craig Eckert
    Posted at 06:01h, 02 July

    Hi Craig, awesome video! Very clear instructions – just what we needed! Just completed our first transfer successfully with your help.
    Cheers,
    Craig Eckert

  • Kori Miller
    Posted at 00:52h, 02 August

    Is this for the .org or .com wordpress site?

  • BlizzGo
    Posted at 09:14h, 29 August

    Thanks for making the video. BTW, can you use the Fantastic installer or does it have to be the quick install function?

  • Cat2015
    Posted at 03:13h, 31 August

    Craig, i have been looking this tutorial for so long, thanks a lot for posting, Thanks million times,

  • victor Fernandez
    Posted at 00:53h, 20 September

    Ok, i have a problem i am transferring it from an extension of my website i did everything and when i reload the page it goes to /wp-admin/install.php

  • victor Fernandez
    Posted at 01:12h, 20 September

    Answer:::Forget it figured it out…..if you are transferring from an extension in the wp-config just change the table prefix to whatever the databases name was before in this case the extension name.

  • Craig Smith
    Posted at 01:46h, 20 September

    Glad you figured it out Victor, just got your notification and was going to try help.

  • Matt Lappinen
    Posted at 07:59h, 11 November

    Hello Craig I setup wordpress on my computer with xampp and mysql and I am having problem exporting a good sql. Do you know if this would be the same with my setup. thanks Matt

  • Craig Eckert
    Posted at 23:37h, 03 April

    Hi Craig, Thanks very much for this video. I transferred my first wordpress site using this alone – stoked! One thing though, I couldn't open the sql file as you did. Is there a program I need to open them (so I can delete the wp-config file)? Cheers, Craig Eckert (Australia)

  • Javier Vallejo
    Posted at 21:53h, 08 June

    Hi Craig, fist of all i´d like to say thank you for your video, it has been very useful for me. Just i´d like to ask you why following all the steps I can´t see the images in my Blog once I have migrated it to the new hosting. Thank you in advance

  • Austin Ezeodum
    Posted at 18:08h, 28 August

    Hi, I tried your method when transferring from Hosgator to godaddy. The challenge I'm facing here i that it doesnt work when i move from hostgator to go daddy host. each time i try, it keeps showing the wordpress startup phrase. Pls what do you suggest.

    Thanks in advance

  • rokstoned
    Posted at 02:03h, 13 September

    Thanks for the help, I was going postal trying to figure this madness out.

  • John Howard
    Posted at 09:16h, 24 March

    Great vid Craig! I'm thinking about starting my own blog on hostgator. Does anyone have any tips before i start?

  • Libra Trang
    Posted at 16:29h, 30 August

    i can't find the plugin 'wordpress for google drive":(

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