How to Migrate Your WordPress Site

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Migrating a WordPress site is pretty straight forward. With the right guidance, the migration will be quick and seamless. In this tutorial, I will show you how to migrate a WordPress site to a new host.

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1) Select a new host

Choose a new web host to where you want to migrate to. To make things easier, I would recommend going with a host which offers free migration. Two of my favorite hosts in this matter are SiteGround and WP Engine.

2) Back up your WordPress files and database

You should always back up your site in case the migration fails. In that case, you can quickly restore the site from backup without any downtime.

3) Start the migration

If your host has free migration, use their plugin to migrate Else, use a migration plugin. I prefer duplicator in these cases. It’s because it’s free and reliable.

Duplicator Migration

4) Switch your DNS settings

Change your DNS nameservers to point to the new ones provided by the host.

DNS Settings

Congratulations! You have successfully migrated your website to a new host. If you have any queries or suggestions, please let me know in the comments down below.

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