Step-By-Step Guide To Migrating Your WP Site To A New Web Host/Server

(Ping! Zine Issue 46) – There are a myriad of reasons why you might be looking to move your WordPress site from one host to another. Perhaps your current host has terrible customer service and you’ve felt the pinch every time there’s been a blip on the radar. And, if the technical support is also outsourced, this compounds the issue at hand. Perhaps your site goes down frequently and the response from your current host has been less than stellar, whether they have local tech support or not. Another issue that comes up often is simply size, you might have just outgrown your current host and wherever your site lives is just not large or complex enough to cater to your current needs. Whatever the reason, if you’re faced with the task of moving your WordPress site from one host to another, you might feel overwhelmed with how daunting the move seems.
 
The biggest issue on the table is the topic of physically moving the site. Many site owners have every reason under the sun to start considering a new host where their needs will be better met and where the technical support will be more reliable, but the sheer task of moving makes many webmasters gun shy. It can seem as though the process of physically packing up all of the files and databases is unduly laborious.

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