How to transfer WordPress on a different server?

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In this article, we will introduce you simple and clear instruction of transporting your WordPress page into different server. Thanks to our tips step by step you will easily make this process on your own.

#1 COPY YOUR WP-CONTENT FILE ON THE HARD DISK

Just for the record, talking about transporting your WP into other server we assume that you already have your destinated server and hosting to put your content on. If so, we can get to work. First of all login into your FTP account and go to the catalogue containing WordPress install and download it on your disk. It is advisable to do some cleaning before this process, in order to maximize the speed of given action. Every useless theme, plugin or backup catalogue will make your wp-content export longer.

#2 COPY WP FILES AND FOLDERS

Copy every files and folder you created in your WordPress. Do not export files established during the installation, all you need is just your content. However, if you somewhen in the past made some changes in the .htaccess or wp-config.php files, copy them as well.

#3 MAKE WORDPRESS BACKUP

Very important stop on our “to-do list”. We already devoted one of our articles to this issue and strongly recommend you to get familiar with it in order to make safe and quick backup of your WordPress https://themes108.com/how-to-make-a-wordpress-backup/ . However, if you are not a beginning users, we advise you to make a backup based on WP-DB Manager.

#4 INSTALL YOUR WORDPRESS ON THE NEW SERVER

Create new account on the WordPress, using the same Admin Username, Admin Password and Admin Email as in the previous server. It is advisable to save the name of your new database. If you made every step correctly you may now install your WordPress.

#5 WP-CONTENT UPDATE

Right now is a moment to login onto your new FTP account and change the whole wp-content catalogue from the old server. To proceed this correctly, you ought to firstly remove wp-content on your new server and then load the one, which you exported on your disk from the old server. The whole process may take a while, so do not be impatient, files need some time to be correctly uploaded.

#6 DATABASE UPDATE

To upload database you need to login into phpmyadmin and find the name of your database. Mark all tables, choose remove from the enrolling menu and confirm your will. At this moment you have clear database, ready to import database copy from your old server. Choose import → Text file location → Accomplish.

#7 URLs UPDATE

There are few successful ways of updating our URL addresses, for example you may take an usage of Search and Replace plugin, which sets correct URLs in only three clicks! You may also add the code to the wp-config.php file or set the question in the phpmyadmin. The choice is up to you :)

 

This is it! Thanks to these few steps you may now easily transfer your WordPress on a different server, without any losses of database or your content.