Transfer Your WordPress Site to Another Host

In this article, you’ll learn everything about the backup and site transfer feature of WP STAGING | PRO.

With this feature, you can move your entire WordPress website to another domain, new host, or new server quickly and often faster and more reliable than any other existing plugin.

That is a very reliable and high-speed feature, even for huge sites.
If you are a developer interested in knowing how we usually test and develop WP STAGING, watch this video.

How to Migrate WordPress to a New Host

If you’d rather watch a video than read the article, check out the video below. It explains all the steps on how to migrate WordPress to a new host:

Create a Backup of your WordPress Website

Let’s start.

First, open the WP STAGING | PRO plugin and click on the “Backup & Restore” button.

Backup & Migration Button
Backup & Migration Button

Click on “Create new Backup.

Create New Backup Button
Create New Backup Button

Optionally, you can set up here a name for the backup. Keep all checkboxes selected to make a full site backup.

Set up a Name for the Backup
Set up a Name for the Backup

Now click on “Start Backup.

Start the Backup Process
Start the Backup Process

Once the backup is ready, you’ll see the message Backup Complete.

Backup Completed
Backup Completed

Download the Backup File

Click on Actions and Download.

Download the Backup
Download the Backup

This will download the entire website packed in one file with the extension “.wpstg.”

The Backup File with the Extension ".wpstg"
The Backup File with the Extension “.wpstg”

Upload the Backup File to the New Host

The only requirement is to have WordPress already installed on the destination host to migrate your WordPress website. That can be a new WordPress site from scratch or another website that you want to make identical to the source website.

Go to WP STAGING | PRO  and click on the “Backup” menu.

Backup & Migration Button
Backup Menu

Click on “Upload Backup.

Upload Backup Button
Upload Backup Button

Select the backup from your local computer and upload it.

Select the WP STAGING Backup File
Select the WP STAGING Backup File

Restore the Backup File

Once the backup is uploaded, click on Actions > Restore, Next, and Restore.

Restore Button
Restore Button

The restore process will take a few minutes, depending on the size of the backup file. Once it is ready, you will see the finish modal.

Backup Restored Successfully
Backup Restored Successfully

After clicking on OK, WordPress redirects you to the login screen. Enter the username and password of the original source website.

The Login Screen
The Login Screen

That’s it. With the help of WP STAGING | PRO, you have migrated the entire website.

Updated on May 6, 2022