How to Migrate from to InMotion Hosting

migrate from to inmotion hosting

Migrating from to InMotion Hosting is a strategic move that can significantly enhance your site’s speed, security, and overall user experience.

In this comprehensive guide, we will walk you through the step-by-step process of seamlessly migrating your WordPress site to InMotion Hosting.

But, before starting the process, we would like to discuss a few reasons why you might consider a to InMotion migration:

  • Robust Performance – InMotion Hosting offers reliable and high-performance hosting solutions.
  • Stellar Customer Support – Benefit from responsive and knowledgeable customer support.
  • Competitive Pricing – Enjoy cost-effective hosting plans without compromising on quality.
  • Secure Hosting Environment – InMotion Hosting prioritizes your website’s and data’s security.
  • User-Friendly Control Panel – Easily manage your hosting with a user-friendly control panel.

STEP 01: Before you Begin

Before making any changes, it’s crucial to back up your existing content on This step ensures the safety of your data throughout the migration process. Here’s a guide on how to complete this process:

  1. Log into your account. login page
  1. Go to the “Plugins” section in the WordPress dashboard and click the “Upload” button.
Upload Button
  1. Afterward, proceed to upload your WP Staging | Pro.
Upload WP Staging
  1. After installing and activating it, go to the “Backup & Migration” section in the WordPress dashboard under “WP Staging | Pro.”
Backup and Migration Option in Wp Staging
  1. If you already have an existing backup, that’s great. Otherwise, click the “Create Backup” button to create a new backup.
Create Backup Button
  1. Enter a name for your backup, and then click the “Start Backup” button.
Enter Backup Name and Click Start Backup Button
  1. The backup process has been completed successfully.
Backup Successfully Completed
  1. After the backup process, you typically find a “Download” option under the “Action” button. Make sure to save this backup file on your computer securely.
Click Download Button

STEP 02: The Migration Process

  1. Log in to your InMotion Hosting WordPress website by entering your username and password.
InMotion Hosting Website Login Page
  1. Navigate to the menu on the left, click “Plugins,” and click “Add New.”
Add New Plugin Button
  1. Press the “Upload Plugin” button and click “Choose File” to upload the WP Staging Pro plugin.
Upload Plugin and Choose File Button
  1. Afterward, click the ‘Install Now’ button.
Install Now Button
  1. After installing the plugin, proceed to activate it.
Activate WP Staging Pro Plugin
  1. Navigate to the left-hand menu, locate ‘WP Staging Pro,’ and select the ‘Backup & Migration’ option.
Backup and Migration Option in Wp Staging Pro Plugin
  1. Next, click the ‘Upload Backup’ button.
Upload Backup Button
  1. Upload the backup file you exported from your website.
Upload Backup
  1. The backup has been successfully uploaded.
Backup Successfully Uploaded
  1. After that, click the ‘Action’ button, and then click on the ‘Restore’ option.
Click Restore Option
  1. Press the ‘Next’ button.
Click the Button
  1. Subsequently, click the ‘Restore’ button.
Restore Button
  1. The restoration process is complete.
  2. Click the “OK” button.
Backup Successfully Restored
  1. Access your WordPress website again.
Login into Your InMotion Hosting Website

Perform a thorough website test on InMotion Hosting to verify that all components function correctly. Additionally, review all content for accuracy and formatting.

What are the Next Steps?

  • Go to “Settings” -> “Permalinks” and configure your preferred permalink structure. This should match your old structure, if possible.
  • If you had a custom domain on, set up 301 redirects from your old URLs to your new self-hosted site. You may need to contact support for this step.
  • After importing, check your posts and pages for broken links or missing media. You may need to manually update links and re-upload media that didn’t transfer correctly.

3. Reconfigure Your Theme and Plugins

  • Install and configure the theme and plugins you want to use on your new self-hosted WordPress site. You’ll likely need to reinstall and configure these from scratch.

4. Test Your Website

Thoroughly test your new website to ensure everything works as expected. Check your content, navigation, forms, and functionality.

5. Update DNS Settings

If using a custom domain, update your domain’s DNS settings to point to your InMotion Hosting server. This step may take some time to propagate globally.

6. Backup and Secure Your New Website

Regularly back up your new self-hosted website and implement security measures to protect it. Try WP Staging for FREE!

7. Cancel Your Plan

Once you’ve confirmed everything is working correctly on your self-hosted site, you can consider canceling your plan if you no longer need it.


It’s essential to take your time with each step and carefully review your new website to ensure everything has transferred correctly and is functioning as expected.

Depending on the complexity of your website, you may want to consult with a professional or consider using a migration service to simplify the process.