Website Migration is the process of moving a site and its files from one web host to another. It can be used for anything from simple hosting changes to complete website overhauls.
If you are changing hosts, I can migrate your site’s files and database to a new server.
If you’re on a different platform altogether (such as Wix, SquareSpace, or Weebly), your migration to WordPress is a little more complex, but not at all impossible.
Website migrations are huge projects, and I have successfully completed lots of them efficiently and effectively. Let me take on the work of migrating your website to reduce your stress.
Migrating from WordPress to WordPress
Outgrown your host and ready to move to a new one? I’ve got you covered. I’m happy to migrate your WordPress website from an old hosting plan to a new one. But why would you need to migrate?
Reasons to migrate your WordPress website to a new server:
- You feel your website had outgrown your current host’s capabilities.
- You’re currently on a shared hosting plan, but you need a dedicated host.
- You’ve found a more cost-effective solution for hosting.
- You’re dissatisfied with the disk space, bandwidth allotments, website admin features, and downtime of your current host.
I can (and have) migrated WordPress websites to and from hosts such as:
- A2 Hosting
- Liquid Web
- and more.
The website migration starts with me making a full backup of your WordPress installation including the core, theme, plugin files, and database. Each and every content, theme, setting option, and plugin will be copied.
Once I have a complete back up of your website, I will transfer your files and database to your new hosting provider.
From there, I will update your Domain Name System (DNS) settings to point your domain name to your new hosting provider. If you are using the same domain name, reconfiguring your website to work with your new hosting provider is a quick affair. However, rebranding to a new domain involves a little more work!
WordPress website migration services start at $99.
Ready to get started migrating your WordPress website? Have further questions? Contact me!
Migrating from Other Platforms to WordPress
If you ever wanted to migrate your current website to WordPress, then congratulations – you’ve made a wise choice. The platform you’ve chosen is trusted by millions of people and businesses from all over the globe, ranging from young bloggers, aspiring writers to giants like The New York Times.
Website owners (especially bloggers and small business owners) sometimes start off on a different platform before realizing that WordPress is the way they should have gone. That’s when a platform-to-platform migration comes in to play.
I have successfully migrated websites to WordPress from platforms such as:
- and more
Some of these platforms appear to be a practical choice due to varied templates and user-friendly interfaces. You can create most of these websites quickly and effortlessly. However, as your business grows and limitations become apparent, it’s a good idea to gain more control and migrate your site to WordPress.
The migration process for getting these platforms to WordPress is much more arduous. It will also likely cause pages and posts to need lots of editing to make them look the way they did before the migration.
Non-WordPress to WordPress website migration services start at $129.
Ready to get started migrating your website to WordPress? Have further questions? Contact me!
Frequently Asked Questions
Will there be any downtime?
Yes. Your downtime mainly depends on how long your DNS needs to propagate. It’s a period of time where Internet Service Providers’ nodes take to update their records around the world with your domain’s new information. This usually takes anywhere from 24hrs to 48hrs.
Will my email address migrate, also?
No. If you have an email address created through your old hosting provider, you will need to create a new one with your new provider. The same applies if you have any email forwarders installed. If you are working with a third-party service, you will need to update the settings there, too.
Can you transfer my site to any hosting provider?
Yes. So long as the new hosting company supports WordPress (and most do), then it should be a seamless migration. I highly recommend checking with the new hosting company to ensure they support WordPress before signing up for their services.