Not satisfied with the service? Not getting what you paid for? Not having 100% assistance from your provider and afraid of losing data? Well, you might want to start moving your WordPress website to a new host. Don’t worry about damaging your site. You can move your WordPress website to a new Host free from frustrations and delays once you follow the correct procedure. Here’s how.
- Select a New WordPress Host
It really takes time to migrate your WordPress website to a new host. So, you better take your time as well in choosing your new WordPress Hosting provider. If you prefer a shared hosting provider, Bluehost is the best for you. Plus, you are eligible for 50% discount. Siteground could be the best if you choose cloud hosting or location specific providers. Not to mention their three data center in the country. izomautok
- Back Up Your Website’s Files
After deciding which WordPress provider to choose, the next major project to do is to back up all data in your site. Remember to back up your files before making any change on your website. receptek
Plugins that can back up your files are ubiquitous. You can choose any plugins of your choice. After installing the plugin, you will see a quick set up wizard. But prepare yourself for it uses manual steps to complete the process. You can have a FTP program then connect to your web host to copy your files to a folder on a computer. It might take sometimes to complete this step depending on the number of media uploads on your website. zarban
- Migrate your WordPress Site
Don’t lose your patience yet. It will be easier. Just login to cPanel account on your web server and open phpMyAdmin application. Then, choose the database having your WordPress installation from the list and select Expert tab on the menu. epit-esz
Quick export and SQL settings would be enough for the migration. The migration process will start once you click the Go button. Once the database and FTP transfer have both accomplished, you’re good to go on the next step. skyemetalcoating
- Create the WordPress Database on Your Chosen Host Server
You’re doing a great job. See, It’s not that difficult moving your WordPress Website to a new host. But before completing the migration, you must create a database where you can transfer your SQL data. villanyt-szerel
Connect your new web host to the cPanel software. In you find this process difficult, contact your web host support team to assist you in establishing your new data base. Don’t forget to jot down MySQL username and password for you might need that later.
- Edit the wp-config.php File
Open the folder on your computer where you downloaded the files on your website. Open wp=config.php that controls the connection between WordPress and your database. You have to make a copy of this file in another folder on your computer. Just to make sure you can still restore it after the changes. Next, open the original version of the file and do these three steps:
- Change the Database Name
Don’t be surprised if you see this:
- define (‘DB_USER’, ‘db_user’);
db_user – this part will be set to MySQL database name of your old web host. So you need to change to the name you just created.
- Change the Database Username
Change db_user from the old host’s username to the new one you just made.
- define (‘DB_USER’, ‘db_user’);
Change db_user portion from your old host’s username to match the new username you just created.
- Change the Database User Password
Lastly, edit the third line.