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.
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.
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.
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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