How to Request Free Website Migration from HostGator

In our previous post, we let you know about free WordPress hosting migration from Hostgator.  In this tutorial, I will be discussing how you can request free WordPress migration from Hostgator. If you would prefer to migrate your WordPress site yourself, you should read my guide on How to Move a WordPress Site.

Free Website Migration Hostgator

The process of migration itself is simple, but the issues can arise after the migration of your hosting service has occurred. This is because most of the time your directory structure changes, and your cache and many other plugins stop working because of those changes in directory structure.

While I cannot guarantee a trouble-free hosting migration based on this tutorial, I can tell you that if you accept the help of the free hosting migration service, you would surely face fewer issues.

Free Website Migration

If you have not yet signed up for Hostgator, you can sign up for Hostgator here.  Once you have signed up, you will receive an email with all the information you need related to your Hostgator hosting.

Details required for free Website migration:

In order to initiate the migration request, you will need the following information:

  • Old Hosting FTP username
  • FTP username and password
  • WordPress admin info
  • cPanel login URL along with username & password
  • Latest WordPress database backup

While they generally make a backup as part of the migration, I would suggest that you make a complete backup of your own since your last update, and tell them to use the backed up database file as they move forward with the migration of your site.

Here is the page which you need to fill out to request your free blog migration.

hostgator-migration All fields are self-explanatory and simple to complete, allowing you to very easily request the migration of your website. However, should you need assistance with migration, simply make a contact via WordPress service page, and request assistance with the migration process and your hosting migration will be handled for you.

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COMMENTs ( 10 )

  1. Deepanshu says

    yeah u r right….they arent that gud and the probb is when i ask them advice, they answer hire a web developer… :lol: pathetic support staff….talked to hostgator people….soo helpful ..i will be moving soon…thanks for this tutorial harsh

    • says

      Mohit Bluehost is a good webhosting company and especially for WordPress, it’s well optimized. Before you change hosting, I would suggest work on WordPress optimization and it might help you to diagnose if the issue is your hosting or your site.

    • Jasmine says

      I agree with Harsh, Bluehost is actually a good web hosting company. Perhaps you should really check what is the cause of the problem you are facing now…. in any case, you can also request for Bluehost support. I am sure they can help you out.

      Cheers! :)

  2. MAHESH KUMAR says

    Thanks again Harsh !
    I really need a migration , currently i am hosting my website on
    I selected it due to their cheap prices but now i fade up with their service
    I was looking for a free migration

  3. Amol Mhetre says

    Hey Harsh, I can say you have a very good skill to explaining the latest stuff. Useful post for all users.

  4. Vuong says

    What Hostgator offering is really awesome. I have found that this hosting provider also give you a chance to renew your primary domain name for free. Just visit your CPanel and access Extra offer section.