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How to Request for Free Website Migration from HostGator

How to Request for Free Website Migration from HostGator

Yesterday we let you know about free WordPress hosting migration from Hostgator and in this tutorial, I will be taking about how you need to put a request for free WordPress migration from hostgator. If you wish to migrate your WordPress site yourself, you should read my guide on How to move WordPress site.

Free Website Migration Hostgator

The process of migration is simple but the real issue happen after migration of your hosting, as most of the time your directory structure changes and cache and many other plugin stops working because of change in directory structure. Though with this tutorial I can’t guarantee a 100% perfect hosting migration, but if you are talking help of free hosting migration service, you would be facing less issue.

Free Website Migration

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

Details require for free Website migration:

In order to initiate the migration request, you would be needing following information:

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

Usually they take backup of their own, but I would suggest take a complete back up of your own since the last update and tell them to use the backed up database file and move ahead with migration.

Here is the page which you need to fill up to request for blog migration.

hostgator-migration All the field are easy to fill up and you can request for migration of your website. Though if you need assistance with migration, simple contact us via WordPress service page and request for migration and we will take care of all the hosting migration process.

Sign up for hostgator

Do let us know which shared hosting are you using and how is it working out for you?

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  • Deepanshu

    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

  • Mohit

    Bluehost sucks,I really need it

    • Harsh Agrawal

      Mohit Bluehost is a good webhosting company and specially 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

      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! :)


    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

    • Harsh Agrawal

      Mahesh I hope this will surely help.. Though for guidance you can hire us for your blog migration. Obviously it’s going to be free for you, with the catch sign up via our aff link.

  • Amol Mhetre

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

  • Vuong

    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.


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