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What affordable/reliable hosting to migrate from Bluehost WordPress sites?

Discussion in 'Site & Server Administration' started by pesst, May 4, 2020.

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    pesst, May 4, 2020 IP
  2. Sensei.Design

    Sensei.Design Prominent Member

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    Hi there,

    in case you are able to download the database / save a backup copy and access all the files you can basically switch to any kind of hosting. Wordpress sites are fairly easy to move if you know what you do and there are plenty tutorials on how to do it.
    So without knowledge restrictions I's go with a fair priced provider, in case you do not want to move the site yourself, consider hiring a freelancer vs. finding a host with an easy transfer setup.
    Sensei.Design, May 4, 2020 IP
  3. IMDaniel

    IMDaniel Greenhorn

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    I use Siteground, but they are not the cheapest alternative.
    They help clients and provide free website migration over to them.
    IMDaniel, May 4, 2020 IP
  4. pesst

    pesst Well-Known Member

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    yes, namecheap also does this free migration service, I should have taken their big deals in past black friday...
    pesst, May 4, 2020 IP
  5. JEET

    JEET Notable Member

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    Why will it break?
    Moving any site, wp or otherwise, has only 2 steps:
    1. download and import the database.
    2. Download and upload php/html etc files to new host.

    You can do both these manually, very easy work.

    In case you are using cpanel, keep one thing in mind, that is, make sure that your "username" is same on both hosting, or else database connection to newly imported database will fail.
    This is really not a problem if you can change one variable in your wp config.php file, by opening it in notepad etc.

    When you will take a dump using cpanel of old database, the database name also gets exported, like "user_wp1"
    When you will import this file to another host using cpanel itself, it will create a new database like this: "newuser_user_wp1" (if old username and new username are different)

    Your wp will try to make connection to old name (that is the name in config file), "user_wp1"
    That database is not present, so connection will fail.

    Open wp config file in notepad, look for the variable of database_name, database_user, database_password,
    and change to your new ones, and you are done.
    JEET, May 5, 2020 IP