Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    rmeeuwsen's Avatar
    rmeeuwsen is online now Public Member
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Wisconsin US
    Posts
    237
    Blog Entries
    10
    Thanks
    149
    Thanked 66 Times in 51 Posts

    Default What is the easiest way to transfer a website?

    I have not bought or sold a website in ages.

    Transferring the domain is clearly easy.

    But what about the website itself (assuming it is a wordpress site). What is the “normal” process used by most people?

    Options I’ve seen (backup everything first)
    1 New web host does it for free or for a free. May already have tools in place that might work.
    2. Duplicator WordPress Migration Plugin = Creates a package to install at the new site before you install wordpress
    3. All-in-One WP Migration = Creates a package to install at the new site after you install wordpress
    4. Manually - Backup database & all files, FTP it to the new site and then adjust.

    If it is a private/ public purchase/ sale, what is “the norm” - for an easy transfer?

    (I use the “All-in-One WP Migration” plugin and it works just fine for me)

    Background - The reason I am asking

    Recently I have been considering buying a small website just to get the design elements in place. For “small” I mean really small such as less than 200 bucks.

    I have been to flippa and seen some ridiculously priced and lousy casino sites for sale. Apparently the buyers fees for sites less than $5,000 are 5% (escrow 2.6%/$10 minimum + 2.4% payment processing fee). But they leave the transfer details up to the seller and buyer.

    I also assume a lot of them are just techniques to earn commissions on new web hosts.
    Play or Promote - Share your links and Earn

  2. The Following User Says Thank You to rmeeuwsen For This Useful Post:

    drifter8 (25 April 2021)

  3. #2
    chaumi is offline Private Member
    Join Date
    October 2013
    Location
    East Midlands
    Posts
    609
    Thanks
    89
    Thanked 253 Times in 201 Posts

    Default

    I'd go for 1 (and have done successfully a few times)...but my hosting does it free and clearly know what they're doing.

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to chaumi For This Useful Post:

    rmeeuwsen (25 April 2021)

  5. #3
    allaboutthebets's Avatar
    allaboutthebets is offline Private Member
    Join Date
    February 2017
    Posts
    923
    Thanks
    892
    Thanked 407 Times in 297 Posts

    Default

    All in one plugin is usually very good. There are some tips online to increase the size of the plugin limit as well if needed
    bettingworx.com - latest betting app reviews & guides for Android, iOS & mobile.
    androidbettingappguide.co.uk - Reviews, download guides & info for betting apps on Android devices
    bettingapps365com - Dedicated Android app store for all gambling apps
    bingoappguide.co.uk - Reviews & guides for all real money bingo apps
    appsdeapuestas.es | app-scommesse.com | pokerappguide.com | gamble-usa.com

  6. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to allaboutthebets For This Useful Post:

    drifter8 (25 April 2021), rmeeuwsen (25 April 2021)

  7. #4
    rmeeuwsen's Avatar
    rmeeuwsen is online now Public Member
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Wisconsin US
    Posts
    237
    Blog Entries
    10
    Thanks
    149
    Thanked 66 Times in 51 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by allaboutthebets View Post
    All in one plugin is usually very good. There are some tips online to increase the size of the plugin limit as well if needed
    I just bought the upgrade, because otherwise the file was too big for the free version.
    Play or Promote - Share your links and Earn

  8. #5
    Strider1973's Avatar
    Strider1973 is offline Private Member
    Join Date
    November 2012
    Posts
    315
    Thanks
    216
    Thanked 202 Times in 134 Posts

    Default

    I prefer to do this manually in order to know what I'm doing.

    I think it's not really difficult. You just need a backup of the public_html folder + the SQL database.
    Then you create a new database, insert those details into wp-config and upload both the new webhost (through a file manager and through phpmyadmin).
    Might sound difficult but I don't think it is (because I was able to understand it

    The huge benefit of this is, that you lso know how to transfer own websites (to a cheaper / better webhost for example) and how to upload your own backups in case there are any issues with your site. So I think it's a good idea to know option 4.
    "Semper paratus!"
    My BTC Address: 1F11EJvSAab5vMQgGWGQMASr9T7LCkZjvb

  9. The Following User Says Thank You to Strider1973 For This Useful Post:

    rmeeuwsen (25 April 2021)

  10. #6
    Cash Bonus's Avatar
    Cash Bonus is offline Private Member
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    3,792
    Thanks
    8,694
    Thanked 2,397 Times in 1,697 Posts

    Default

    I would go for option 1 for sure instead of any of the others. I feel more comfortable and I know I can trust my web hosting provider to undergo that procedure for me.

  11. The Following User Says Thank You to Cash Bonus For This Useful Post:

    rmeeuwsen (25 April 2021)

  12. #7
    universal4's Avatar
    universal4 is offline Forum Administrator
    Join Date
    July 2003
    Location
    Courage is being scared to death...and saddling up anyway. John Wayne
    Posts
    27,640
    Thanks
    2,110
    Thanked 7,832 Times in 4,939 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by rmeeuwsen View Post
    I just bought the upgrade, because otherwise the file was too big for the free version.
    All in One has a free addon that you can also use for a single transfer that increases the size limit to 512mb. In some cases you can then do the parts independently.

    File extension is at
    https://import.wp-migration.com/

    Based on the cost, it is a decent plugin for those that like a method to make database backups for those that do not like using regular database utilities to make backups.

    Like Strider mentioned, I like that method, but I sometimes make a zip of the entire web folder, along with a database backup using something like phpmyadmin/workbench etc.

    I have also used combinations of both methods when the losing host does not offer easy access to the database etc. (all in one allows for a database only backup when needed)

    Rick
    Universal4

  13. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to universal4 For This Useful Post:

    Nenad (28 April 2021), rmeeuwsen (25 April 2021)

  14. #8
    valleyarts is offline New Member
    Join Date
    June 2021
    Posts
    7
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Default

    I don't have a technique.

    I only use the server migration function.

    Colorful Box has excellent support, and they always help me find a solution.

  15. The Following User Says Thank You to valleyarts For This Useful Post:

    rmeeuwsen (10 June 2021)

  16. #9
    insiderjoe is offline Private Member
    Join Date
    January 2019
    Posts
    42
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts

    Default

    UpdraftPlus plugins for me. Easy to use and always worked well.

  17. The Following User Says Thank You to insiderjoe For This Useful Post:

    rmeeuwsen (10 June 2021)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •