How to Migrate from to IONOS

migrate from to ionos

If you’re currently hosted on and considering a move to IONOS (formerly known as 1&1 IONOS) for a more tailored hosting experience, you’re in the right place.

This comprehensive guide will walk you through the entire process, ensuring a smooth transition without compromising your website’s integrity.

Step 1: Getting Ready for Migration

Before implementing any modifications, creating a backup of your current content on is essential.

This measure guarantees the security of your data throughout the entire migration process. Here is a detailed guide on accomplishing this crucial step:

  1. Log into your account. Login Page
  1. Navigate to the “Plugins” section within the WordPress dashboard and click the “Upload” button. Upload Plugin Button
  1. Subsequently, proceed with uploading your WP Staging | Pro.
Upload WP Staging Plugin
  1. Upon installation and activation, navigate to the “Backup & Migration” section in the WordPress dashboard under “WP Staging | Pro.”
Backup and Migration in WP Staging
  1. If you already possess a current backup, that is excellent. Otherwise, click the “Create Backup” button to generate a new backup.
Create Backup Button
  1. Provide 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 Created
  1. Once the backup process is complete, you’ll usually encounter a “Download” option under the “Action” button. Ensure that you store this backup file on your computer securely.
Download Backup Button

Step 2: The Migration Process

  1. Access your IONOS WordPress website by entering your username and password.
IONOS Webiste WordPress Login Page
  1. Go to the left-hand menu, click “Plugins,” and click “Add New.”
Add New Plugin Option in WordPress
  1. Click the “Upload Plugin” button, and then “Choose File” to upload the WP Staging Pro plugin.
Upload Plugin and Choose File Button
  1. Subsequently, click the ‘Install Now’ button.
Install WP Staging Pro Plugin
  1. Once the plugin is installed, proceed to activate it.
Activate Plugin Button
  1. Go to the menu on the left, find ‘WP Staging Pro,’ and choose the ‘Backup & Migration’ option.
Backup and Migration in Option in WP Staging Pro
  1. Then, 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. Then, click the ‘Action’ button and choose the ‘Restore’ option.
Restore Option in WP Staging Pro
  1. Click the ‘Next’ button.
Click the Button
  1. Next, click the ‘Restore’ button.
Click the Restore Button
  1. The restoration process is complete.
  2. Click the “OK” button.
Backup Successfully Restored
  1. Access your WordPress website again.
Again Log into Your IONOS Website

Perform thorough testing of your website’s functionality on IONOS. Check for broken links, forms, and interactive elements to ensure a flawless user experience.


Remember that the exact steps and process may vary depending on your specific Ionos hosting plan and the features they provide, so it’s essential to refer to Ionos’ documentation or contact their support for specific guidance if needed. Additionally, always back up your data before making significant changes to your website.


Is there any benefit of migrating from to IONOS?

Compared to, IONOS is a self-hosting service that provides dedicated support for eCommerce and large-scale websites. We advise you to conduct proper research before making any decision.

Why do I Choose WP Staging for this purpose?

With WP Staging, you can easily migrate your WordPress website from to IONOS. Not only migration, it can help you create staging sites, maintain automatic backups, and more. It’s highly cost-effective and provides great value for money.

If you face any difficulty in using WP Staging Pro, feel free to contact customer support.