How to Move WordPress from Local Server to Live Website


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This video shows – how you can move your WordPress site from your local computer to a LIVE website.

By following this tutorial, you’ll be able to launch your website – LIVE on the Internet, where anyone will be able to access it, just by going to your website address.

Steps you need to follow, to get your website LIVE (with timestamp):

1) Setup a New WordPress Site on a Webhost – 00:58

2) Install the “All in One WP Migration” Plugin – 04:30

3) Export the Content of Your Local Website – 05:32

4) Import the Local Site Content File into your Live Site – 06:08

Let’s start!

You can get your website LIVE in 2 Parts:

Part 1: Setup a New WordPress Site on a Webhost

To get your website live, you need a hosting account which provides a space for storing your website files on the internet.

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And Click Get Started.

You would now need to choose a domain name for your website. The domain name is your website’s address that people can visit to go to your website.

So, you can search your domain name using anything like – mywebsite.com, or .in, or .net, or .org.

Once you get the domain, you can click continue.

Now, you will reach the cart page where you’ll see, that – You’re getting your domain & hosting for Rs. 1,415.28, which will be valid for 1 year.
You can complete the purchase by creating an account and then making the payment.

After you’ve completed the payment, you will get your domain & hosting.

Next, you need to Install WordPress on your hosting account. You can do that by clicking “add site” and then complete the installation by creating a username & password for WordPress (This will be used to login into your LIVE website)

Once the installation is complete, WordPress will then be installed on your domain and this means, your website is LIVE. You can check it, by going to your website address.

When you check it, you’ll see that your live site has the default WordPress content.

So, now you can then go to the final part.

Part 2: Move the Local Site Content to a Live Website

To do that, you need to do 3 things:

– Install a plugin on both of your websites
– Export the content of your local site into a file.
– Bring that file into your Live Website.

1st Step: Install “All in One WP Migration” Plugin on Local Website & Live Website.

2nd Step: Export the content of your local site into a file.

Go to All in One WP Migration and click export to and choose the file. Now, download your website content file.

3rd Step: Import the file into your LIVE Website.

Go to your live site dashboard, then go to “All in One WP Migration” and click Import.

Now, click Import From and choose the file, you’ve downloaded.

Then click Import. It will be done. All your local site content will now be imported to your live website.

To check it, simply reload the page of your live website.

You’ll be able to see that, all your local site content has moved to your live website.

That’s it! This is how you can move your WordPress site from your local computer to a live website.

To login to your live website, you can add “/login” after your website address.

Make sure you enter your Localhost Username and Password. This is because of importing the local site website files.

After logging in, you can start making changes to your website and all the changes will appear on your LIVE website.

This is how easily, you can get your local website – LIVE.

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26 Comments
  • Muhammad Amad Atiq
    Posted at 12:04h, 09 July

    this plugin get stuck on 0.95% why?

  • sargaraj t
    Posted at 16:07h, 09 July

    First time watching your tutorial… Thank you!! Beautiful explanations
    Very informative..
    Well explained
    👌👍

  • Nitro Gaming
    Posted at 06:25h, 10 July

    u r amazing bro

  • vedz misal
    Posted at 08:51h, 10 July

    Heyy I'm trying to migrate my site form local Host to live site but as my local site is basic one free plan so I'm not able to add all in one plugin to it! any solutions?

  • YACKon
    Posted at 02:13h, 11 July

    Okay. This was great. I've been moving local hosts the old fashioned (hard) way for as long as I've been building sites locally and this is so simple. The only snag I had was in the file upload limits but a quick trip to my Cpanel PHP settings allowed me to increased upload size and then it worked like a breeze. Thanks!

  • Don SARA
    Posted at 03:27h, 14 July

    Hello i use xampp sever as local server still can use this method to make live website???! Urgent

  • rohit kalra
    Posted at 13:09h, 14 July

    Can you please tell me ,How to get fresh wordpress again if something went wrong

  • Authentic Kenyan
    Posted at 14:47h, 14 July

    Simple solution, very well explained with a great presentation technique in the video. Also, #Liked&Subbed .

  • Htet Htet Oo
    Posted at 15:06h, 15 July

    thank u so much.Your explantion is really helpful to me.

  • Shanti Chaudhary
    Posted at 10:15h, 19 July

    How to 900 MB upload file?

  • Chayen C.
    Posted at 14:04h, 20 July

    Thank you for this very easy to understand tutorial!

  • Aishwarya Lakshmi
    Posted at 01:02h, 21 July

    Great video – your method worked and it was quick. Also kudos to your video editing skills, minimalist style of videos and overall content quality. In case someone needs it, the latest version v7.1 has an upload limit of 100 MB. My file was 250 MB so I used an older version of the plugin from here – https://pluginarchive.com/wordpress/all-in-one-wp-migration. My localhost had v7.1 and the live site used v6.77 and I had no issues using it. Thanks!

  • Clayton Bridges
    Posted at 01:14h, 21 July

    This is 1,000% times harder if you own a domain and are transferring it

  • Lakshitha Adikari
    Posted at 03:59h, 21 July

    It's Very Useful

  • Husam Shahin
    Posted at 18:40h, 21 July

    Really appreciated your efforts.
    You don't know how much time I spent to solve this problem.
    But now I have no problem.
    I will keep watching your videos

  • Mohammed Azim
    Posted at 21:20h, 21 July

    I am not able to import file.

  • Zeltrax X
    Posted at 05:22h, 24 July

    In Godaddy.com, what package I've to purchase, Basic, Deluxe, Ultimate or Pro 5+?

  • Ingilis TV
    Posted at 07:02h, 25 July

    Thank you

  • Capt Lau
    Posted at 07:20h, 25 July

    Thanks Bruh !
    Really appreciate !

  • teenager world
    Posted at 07:54h, 25 July

    I just get saved from your videos…

  • Igor Dumencic
    Posted at 19:48h, 25 July

    Really clear instructions 👌😊

  • Website Learners
    Posted at 10:43h, 26 July

    Get your hosting account ➜ https://websitelearners.com/get/hostingl2l

    Design your WordPress Site (Using Drag & Drop): https://youtu.be/YWA-xbsJrVg

    Make a Website (compatible with business email) ➜ https://youtu.be/YWA-xbsJrVg

    Get your logo in 5 minutes ➜ https://youtu.be/wVrEeImyg_E

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  • ashiqul islam
    Posted at 15:26h, 26 July

    Thanks for this tutorial

  • Gopi Mundkur
    Posted at 02:52h, 28 July

    Hi Subhang, Very good video. Can I do this for an already active website? That is download it and redesign the website locally and then upload the redesigned website? I am new to all this!

  • Konstantinos Vris
    Posted at 17:03h, 28 July

    Nice explanation my friend! Your tutorial was very very useful and clear! Keep it going!!!!

  • raheel qumar
    Posted at 18:05h, 28 July

    maximum upload kaisy edit karty hain. i face this issue because my backup file is 80mb and my online WordPress server per maximum upload limit 10 a rahi hai.