43 thoughts on “Move WordPress Website From Local To Live / Migrate To New Web Hosting Or New Domain Name

  1. Awesome! Thanks for sharing this. All of the migration plugins I've been using have required a pro version. Glad to see this is out here. I see this as extremely useful for creating a redundant server/copy of client sites. In case of hacks etc. Do you have any other thoughts on this?

    For example main client site A gets hacked (backups may have backdoors etc.) So, you identify the security concern and just point the DNS to another server?

    For instance I think this could have saved me a lot of time when wp file manager hack we had recently happened. I'd just go to the server with the copy of the site and make sure wp file manager is not active on the site (delete the plugin before going live). Go live, point DNS and burn the old server.

    Any thoughts?

  2. Hi. Great tutorial. I’ve developed my site locally on my Synology NAS and want to now migrate it to SiteGround. Locally I’ve used MariaDB but SiteGround uses MySQL. How do I proceed?

  3. Thanks so much for your tutorial!!! So much better than the Duplicator method which just would not work for me after two days of trying. Your way worked beautifully. Thanks again.

  4. Hi there, thank you very much for your clear, useful video. I have a trouble: The site content to be transferred is in my computer. I had cloned it by WinHTTrack Website Copier. So I don't know how to get in to the dashboard? Can you tell me how to proceed?

  5. Why when I migrate the website to another server with the plugin Wpvivid the images are not displayed? What can I do to solve the problem?

  6. This worked perfectly for me. I uploaded my local site to a staging site on Site Ground.

    I'd been trying to do this manually and only partially succeeded – I got the site up but it wasn't pulling in the styles and I couldn't access the admin panel. Anyway, this worked GREAT.

    In the meanwhile I'm going to analyze the files on my hosting site to see where I might have made a mistake doing it manually.

    Thanks!!! 🙂

  7. I am unable to install this plugin on my local website for some reason, whenever I click the install button it shows an error called update failed.

  8. Is there a way to restore these files without using the plugin? I have the files in the backup folder but I'm not given a restore options!

  9. This is the best explanation i have found! Thank you! I just finished my restore and on the wordpress site everything looks good. However, if i go on my phone and type in the URL for the site, I am coming up to the old placeholder site still. Am I supposed to click one more thing to make all of this "go live"??

  10. max_allow_packet = 1 MB is too small. The recommended value is 16M or higher. Too small value could lead to a failure when importing a larger database.

    i am getting this error

  11. First off I would like to thank you for helping me with getting my wordpress site up and running. I ran into a lot of problems downloading my site after backup, My Mac takes the zip and automatically opens it and the files are in download folder and throws out the original in trash. something for Mac users to know. I spent 4 hours trying to figure out why my site would not upload the backup after. I found that removing plugins I didn't need rite away saved a lot less space and eventually it could upload. I did leave element or and ssl on there while transferring.

  12. Worked a treat for me! Thanks so much! One tip you gave that was especially helpful to me was the one about using the credentials from the local site and not the credentials from the public site when logging in after restoring the upload.

  13. I truly admire how consistently and professionally WPCrafters presents it's videos. And the topics are always relevant. Well done!

  14. I was dealing with all in one and got a lot of errors till I found your tutorial. Thanks man you save my life

  15. This method worked flawlessly to move my site from my computer (using bitnami) to Site ground. Thank you!

  16. But why? why? migrate. I have been with WP going on my third year. Have never got a host. Not a day goes by that (on various blogger groups) I don't see people screaming about their problems with their website and their hosting company.. Issue after issue after issue.. I have none of those issues staying with WP… I have heard various arguments as to why I need to get hosted but none of them offer me enough to want to gain all those issues..

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