How To Change Webhosts, Move Your WordPress Websites, Emails, & Migrate All Your Data
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How To Change Webhosts, Move Your WordPress Websites, Emails, & Migrate All Your Data

Welcome back for another video my name is
Adam from WPCrafter where I make videos for non-techies now in this video I will show
you how you can move from one web hosting provider to a different web hosting provider
now if you been following my channel for anytime you know that I strongly just going with in
motion hosting in fact I’ll have a link to InMotion hosting down below and you also probably
know that when you do sign up through InMotion hosting through my link you get a bigger discount
than what you see here and I also give you access to my paid course library completely
for free so but that’s not what this is about is about how to transfer from one web host
to aid another web host now there’s two parts to this there is the first question is where
are your domain names registered your website names now some people don’t realize you could
have that at one company in your web hosting at a different company and that’s totally
fine so that’s one piece of the puzzle and the other piece of the puzzle is all your
existing stuff all your existing websites and email configurations or whatever you have
going on with your existing web host getting all of that moved across now with your domain
names if you’re just moving from one host to another for the hosting side of your website
you can leave your domain names at the old host if that’s where they are or you can easily
transfer your domain names anywhere you want to transfer them to you don’t have to have
them with your web host in fact I don’t have them with my web host this way I can be more
mobile when it comes to web hosts so I register all of my domain [email protected]
also put a link download name or some people use Go Daddy now those companies
also sell web hosting but I don’t like to user hosting is I don’t find them quite as
good I’ve had an excellent experience with in motion now with InMotion and particularly
one of their line items when you’re looking at their features is they have a no downtime
website transfer in what this means is there to transfer everything for you but it’s limited
to three transfers and what that means is three websites or other three databases or
something like that are also was called three cPanel accounts now the thing we have working
in our favor when moving from one web host to another web host is that pretty much the
standard industry control panel for all web hosts is called cPanel now host gator has
cPanel blue host has cPanel I patient has cPanel all these big names they have something
called the cPanel and in motion is using cPanel as well what you need to do to my move from
one web host to another is as simple as getting a backup of your cPanel account now lots of
cPanel accounts that you you might have with the various hosts there’s can be a backup
option in there to generate a full backup and all you have to do is generate a backup
download the back of your computer uploaded to the new web host and send them a ticket
saying hey I put the backup on my account can you restore that backup and it’s as simple
as that once that’s done that’s can move all your websites all your databases all your
email configurations all of that in one file move it right across and that is the fastest
and most efficient way of doing it especially here with in motion if you request the transfer
sometimes I get a little backlogged and if you say I want to transfer here’s my cPanel
login than what they’ve got to do as they go login make that backup uploaded and all
that in they get a little bit of a backlog word might take a couple days now if you want
it done a lot faster you can go to your host you can get this backup if it’s not obvious
how to generated him to show you how to generate one but if it’s not obvious with your host
you can ask them hey can I get a backup of my cPanel account and they’ll generate a backup
and give you a link to download it and then once you’ve downloaded it all you have to
do is upload it to the new host so we show you how to do that so the scroll up here and
here is where I’m logged in with in motion and there’s an option here to go into my cPanel
account now no matter where your host is your probably logging into your cPanel account
you know the login you know the link and all that kind of stuff to log in now is in motion
this is the pretty much the default look at the cPanel some of the different hosting providers
will have a different look to it because you can actually choose how it will look so this
is how it is within motion but I can change to single paper lantern and I go like that
and it’s good to have this kind of a more modern fresh look to it but it’s the same
thing it’s just an updated interface so right here you can click on backup or what I like
to do is just click on backup wizard so let’s go ahead and click on the backup wizard right
now so it takes you here and there’s just a couple steps to creating this backup first
thing we do is we click on the backup button and then it’s good to take us to step two
and then you want to click on full backup so let’s click on full backup right now and
then it’s good to take me to step three so right here it’s saying where do you want us
to put this back up and then it’s gonna say where do you want us to notify you of this
backups completed and ready to download and this is where you just pop in your email address
so you can leave this is the home directory that’s what I would do and then go ahead right
here in put in your email address click on generate backup and then it might take depending
on your host might take a minute and also depending on how big the files can be my take
a minute it might take 10 minutes it might take 30 minutes but you’ll get an email notification
when it’s ready to download and then all you have to do is download this backup so I’m
actually not to do the backup because I don’t want to generate one right now I’m to go back
here now what you want to do is when you have that back up so if you’re your moving doing
motion from host gator blue host or I page Go Daddy whatever host it is when you’re moving
to in motion now what you want to do is click on words is file manager in the Morgan and
now upload this backup to in motion city click on file managers can take you here and is
can immediately put you in was called the home directory and then when you’re here all
you have to do is click on this upload button and then you can drag-and-drop that backup
file right here and then it’s been uploaded so the upload limit though is one gigabyte
so if you’re not familiar with sizes and if it’s 1 GB or less you can first try to upload
it and then if it errors out you know your files larger than 1 GB and then you have to
upload it through something called FTP now uploading it through FTP is just a little
bit more complicated unfortunately maybe I’ll save that for another video on how to FTP
into your website but most people there cPanel accounts are to be under a gigabit in size
and you can easily upload it this way and then what you do want you uploaded it all
you have to do is contact in motion through a support ticket or whatever web host you
have and say I just uploaded my cPanel backup it’s in the home directory can you restore
it for me and usually I know within motion don’t restore it within for me it was usually
within four hours they haven’t fully restored so instead of waiting for them to go and log
into the old host generate the back of download and upload it and restore it your cut and
out like three force of the work in doing it for them were all they have to do is restored
so it happens a lot quicker you don’t have to wait in that long queue maybe 34567 days
when someone has the time to go in there and do all these steps for you you can instead
do it this way in it ends up being a whole lot faster and this is how you can move and
migrate from one web host to another web post it’s a real simple process and that’s why
you always want to use a web hosting provider that is using cPanel because it makes it really
easy to move around if you needed to move around so anyways that’s all there is in this
video to migrating from one web host to aid another web host and a some of these technical
things been a bit complicated like generating a backup all you have to do is ask your old
Jos’e9 can you give me a backup and they’ll do it for you I’ve done that before so that
cuts out a little bit of the techie type of work out but then you still will need to upload
it to the new provider so before you go I have something for you and before I get into
that I wanted to ask you to do something for me to give me a thumbs up on this video and
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  • Sean Juan

    I just purchased a inmotion VPS and by uploading the cpanel backup for them, they really did restore it within hours which is rate compared to other hosting companies.

  • Opdeadeye Gaming

    sir, as you know the renewal cost of hostings are too high for any hosting companies, so can i purchase a new hosting site from the same host provider? if yes than will it be the same procedure my hosting providers also have cpanel concept. Please reply. Thanks in advance

  • John Loveridge

    I don't have access to my client's previous hosting company – can I create a full backup with a WordPress plugin and upload that to my new host?

  • Hanny Alshazly

    Thanks for the video.  Will this backup also contain all the email address and emails?  if not, how can I back them up?

  • Rohit Rajani

    Thanks Adam, great video. I just came across this video, however I purchased the Pro plan for one year from InMotion just two days ago as I wasn't aware of this offer from your end. Kindly suggest if something can be done, like going for the money-back at the moment and then buying it again from your link. Pls suggest, thanks.

  • Chris Ward

    Thank you for the video. I purchased a godaddy domain with privacy protection but intend on using a different company for web hosting.once ive chosen my hosting provider and moved my domain to said company will the privacy protection i got from godaddy still be valid with the new hosting company or would i need to buy more???
    Once again, thank you sir.

  • Nadine El Nour

    what happens when you move hosts, do you loose the money you spent on the first host? or do you have to wait for the hosting period to end before you move to a different host?

  • Megan Mandala

    Hey Adam, thanks for this video. I'm with ThemeCloud and they don't have a Cpanel. Is there anyway to backup and transfer hosts without?

  • Gina Yarbrough

    Hey Adam, I was wondering in the case that I want to build up a site on a subdomain for a staging place then move to a url for Client, which do you think is better? Duplicator plugin or all in one wp migration?

  • Manav Singh

    So if I fire my hosting company, without taking a backup, my website will be gone, I'll have to start a new website from the beginning, right?

  • Valued Merchandise

    Hello Adam. I am having a major problem with Ipage trying to simply download the C-Panel.
    They are saying there is no way to do this. CRAZY! Is there a way around this? Seems other people are having this same issue.

  • Marc Connor

    Thanks again man. I've been just too lazy to do this all these years, but after watching this, I'm just going to do it this way. I've been actually going over it the long way, manually saving email accounts, then using Outlook to migrate 1 by 1, so scratch my previous statement, not too lazy, just was intimidated by this way. Turns out it's super easy.

    Good stuff!

  • Arthur Studios Creative Agency

    HI Adam. Nice video. I'm on a budget and I'm currently use a bad host, I want to leave them and try nanecheap hosting. Do you think it's okay. And do you have a video on how to have domains separated from hosting.
    I really need your help.. My hosting expires in 2 days

  • Sebastian Campbell

    Inmotion now requires to go through the website transfer request. I did all the steps you are showing in the video and then contacted the inmotion live chat. They said I need to do a website transfer on cpanel. Now I went through the whole process. They gave me a quote of 120 $ and around 2 weeks of doing it. This comes to a surprise because I thought it was free and it takes as you are mentioning only 4 hours or a day would be fine too.

  • syed hasnain raza

    i have a question? I have a site ground hosting which is expiring & the renewal cost is 328$ while If i get a new Siteground hosting from a new email that costs way less than the renewal. If I do that will I be able to move my Cpanel data from one siteground to another siteground hosting account? company don't provide support for migration I have to do it manually, but is it possible?

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