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Website Migration Service

Moving a website can be technically difficult, time-consuming, and costly if you're unfamiliar with the process for your situation, especially if it's a high-stakes move. Here are some of the options, along with their advantages and disadvantages.

Website Migration ServiceMWP Auto MigrationcPanel InstallatronManual Migration
CostFree of chargeFree of chargeFree of charge
Versatile and comprehensive solutionSupports most websitesSpecifically designed for WordPress websitesSupports most major CMS-based websites, including custom-coded sitesYou'll need to determine an appropriate platform
In-house experts to determine the best platform fit to minimize compatibility issuesYesNoNoNo
Multi-Solution oriented. Utilizes a wide variety of methods including plugin, FTP, SSH, RDP, etc., to ensure the best migration outcomeYesNoNoNo
Every migration receives an internal quality check14-Day window provided for post migration reviews1NoNoNo
Able to be previewed before finalizingYesYesNoNo
Additional compatibility troubleshooting includedYesNoNoNo
Experts assist with credential gathering.YesNoNoNo

1: We are not able to guarantee migrations where we do not have access to the server your site is currently on (i.e., if you can only provide a zip format file of your site files).

Website Migration Service

If you would rather not deal with the hosting migration process, ask about our Managed Migration Service. We'll take care of everything for you so that you can focus on running your business.

  • Top-tier service: We'll handle everything related to moving your website's content, including performing internal quality assurance checks. A hosting migration expert will schedule a quality assurance (QA) consultation with you. They will review the migration, address security and SSL setup, and switch the new hosting live.
  • Saves you time: Self-migrating data can take time and puts your data at risk if there are any errors. Website migrations can save you hours of time and headaches by removing the need for manual work.
  • Peace of mind: The Website Migration service offers a quick and easy way to ensure all your website's content is migrated correctly.

To get started with the Website Migration service, contact support.

Managed WordPress Auto Migration

If you have a WordPress website, you can migrate your site over to GoDaddy WordPress Hosting in just one click. Either move it to your domain name or a temporary domain, then just do a quick review and you're ready to publish. Here are the advantages and disadvantages of this method:

  • Auto migration is part of the setup and onboarding process for all Managed WordPress plans
  • Limited to WordPress
  • Will ask for your website URL, username, and password
  • Not a guaranteed successful migration
  • DNS updates may be required post-migration

Move my WordPress site automatically to Managed WordPress

cPanel Installatron

If you're using a web application like WordPress or Joomla with your website on another host (or another GoDaddy account), you can import that app and its data into your Linux Hosting plan. You can move an entire website this way. Here are the advantages and disadvantages of this method:

  • Part of the setup and onboarding process
  • Supports all major CMS
  • Will ask for other hosting information
  • Not a guaranteed successful migration
  • DNS updates may be required post-migration

Move a web application to my Linux Hosting account

Manual Migration

Moving your site manually requires the use of an FTP app, a database management app, and an understanding of how these tools connect to your old and new hosting plans. Here are the basic steps for moving a site from one location to another:

  1. Choose your new hosting plan
  2. Set up your new hosting plan
  3. Export your website’s files (this can vary depending on what type of hosting environment you’re currently hosted on)
  4. Export your database (this can vary depending on what hosting environment you’re hosted on)
  5. Upload your files to your new hosting platform
  6. Create your new database (not necessary if you're moving into a Managed WordPress plan)
  7. Upload your files
  8. Import your database
  9. Modify your website’s configuration files
  10. Test your website
  11. Update your domain’s DNS to point to the new hosting platform

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