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Are you planning to move your WordPress site to a new hosting company or a different server? The biggest risk when switching web hosting or migrating a website to a new server is data loss and downtime. Both of these can make your website temporarily inaccessible to users and search engines which can result in loss of sales and search engine rankings. In this step by step tutorial, we will show you how to safely migrate your WordPress site to a new host without any downtime. Important: Before we start, we want you to know that a lot of WordPress hosting companies offer a free migration service. It might not be listed on their website, so all you have to do is ask. For now, your new web hosting account should be completely empty with no files or folders in your main directory. The first thing you need to do is install and activate the free Duplicator plugin on the website that you want to move. For more details, see our step by step guide on how to install a WordPress plugin.
This manual is for those, who prefer not to use a plugin and do it all by hand. In order to transfer a WordPress website or pretty much any other one to the new hosting, you will need its files and databases. First, download the files to your PC.
It contains the configuration directives that give the server its instructions. Do NOT simply read the instructions in here without understanding what they do. They're here only as hints or reminders. If you are unsure consult the online docs.