Moving a WordPress Website to a New Host

Over the years a number of my websites have outgrown their hosting providers and needed to be moved to new servers, which can be a daunting task if you have an already established WordPress website with incoming traffic and links and other good things. However, if you have an organized plan of action to follow, it can be made a little less daunting.

First, make sure you have all your ducks in a row: Secure your new hosting account (I highly recommended HostGator WordPress hosting–use the coupon code wordpress for a special deal); make sure to make a back-up of your current website; check your logs and identify any slow traffic days and times (because that’s when you should begin your move), and, finally, take a deep breath. Continue reading »