MOVE your WordPress site to a NEW HOST – (Migration)


discontinuing of services, they have charged my credit card for both (they make it impossible to cancel online). Last December, since I couldn’t get them to refund me the amount charged, I requested that they at least remove me from the recurring charge plan so it wouldn’t happen again. Based on an email from them, I figured out that apparently they didn’t cancel the recurring charge, so I called again this year and asked that everything be cancelled. Then I received another email asking me to respond whether I wanted to cancel the domain name, too. I responded to the email saying, yes, please cancel everything. Still, I was charged for both!! These guys are either crooks or just incredibly incompetent!! #HOSTGATORSUCKS


MOVE your WordPress site to a NEW HOST. In this tutorial, I take you through the easy to do the manual process of copying your site’s files and database to your computer and then uploading it to your new host. In this example, I’m moving the WordPress site from Hostgator to Siteground…

Best Hosting for WordPress guide: https://www.wpeagle.com/blog/best-wordpress-hosting-guide-2018-2019/
Get Siteground Hosting: https://www.wpeagle.com/siteground

Leave your questions in the comments.

WP Eagle

12 Comments
  • Tammy Ohagan
    Posted at 15:05h, 29 November

    I appreciate the time you, spend sharing your knowledge. As far as site speed, what is your threshold? When you check your sites, what are the numbers that you expect your sites to be at??
    Thumbs up!

  • Anthony T
    Posted at 15:05h, 29 November

    Great Video, I've done this numerous times in the past. Glad to know that the process hasn't really changed.

  • WP Eagle
    Posted at 15:08h, 29 November

    Remember, if you're thinking of moving host check out my comprehensive BEST WORDPRESS HOSTING GUIDE 2019 HERE: https://www.wpeagle.com/blog/best-wordpress-hosting-guide-2018-2019/

  • Green engineer
    Posted at 16:07h, 29 November

    What if you bought the domain name from the previous hosting company not from godady?

  • gaz419
    Posted at 19:01h, 29 November

    Another fantastic video Alex. I’ve learnt so much following your content. You’ve totally given me the confidence to create a site and now move it following this video.
    Thank you so much! 👍🏻

  • Carl Broadbent
    Posted at 22:58h, 29 November

    A perfect video for me. I was going to move one of my sites. Once the sites moved do you delete it from Hostgator? Or just leave it, does it matter? Also if you have a shared hosting for siteground already will adding another slow it down or would you buy a separate hosting on siteground for each website.

  • S Partha
    Posted at 03:24h, 30 November

    Thanks so much!

  • Jayjay F
    Posted at 12:55h, 02 December

    Your piano music scares me

  • Jayjay F
    Posted at 12:56h, 02 December

    Memory limit needs to be decreased to increase website speed, should be in the php.ini file

  • Jayjay F
    Posted at 12:58h, 02 December

    I agree siteground are amazing, amazing customer support on the phone

  • Jayjay F
    Posted at 13:03h, 02 December

    U can change the upload limit to php my admin by changing the post max size and max upload file size in wp config file

  • Alwayne Gray
    Posted at 18:52h, 05 December

    Great video