Many people are using the famous Content Management System called WordPress and in many cases people need to move their websites from one web host to another.
But moving a WordPress site is not always so easy as it maybe sounds. In some situation it could be very complicated but in some very easy. Depending on how complicated your WordPress installation is, the moving difficulty varies.
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These following described steps explain that a normal, simple WordPress website can be moved very easily, besides that the amount and size of files can slow down the whole process.
If you want to move your website created in WordPress from one to another web space then you should first download it to your computer.
Export that WordPress database tables via your database manager – phpMyAdmin and save that .sql file also on your computer.
After that, upload the WordPress files and folders from the computer to that other web space. Sometimes the folder wp-content\uploads can contain huge files so it can take longer time to upload everything via ftp then we can expect.
First, in wp-config.php file the database information should be changed to the new one and then do the following steps with the database .sql file:
1. Before importing the database tables via phpmyadmin, open the .sql file with e.g. notepad++ and replace all “old domain” addresses with the “new domain” address.
2. Import the database tables.
Your WordPress should now work fine on the other server.