Has anyone every transferred their site from WA to another hosting company? Is so how do we go about doing this?
Cheers Kev

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Profithog Premium Plus
Most good hosting companies will transfer your site at no charge.
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With-Kev Premium
Yes, HostGator will but i need to redirect the URL to Hostgator's nameservers before they can do anything

Cheers Kev
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Profithog Premium Plus
easy enough just go into your domain registrar and change the DNS to HostGator.
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With-Kev Premium
Yes, I did that in SiteRubix. Thanks. CHeers Kev
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AffTraining Premium Plus
The other advice here is solid and it shouldn't be very difficult to do since you are already on WordPress and I'm assuming you plan to stay on WordPress. Just make sure you really research hosting companies. Do you have proper security in place? Is your site being backed up? What happens if / when your sites go down or you have an issue, can you reach their customer service when needed? I've tried many different hosts and the ONLY service I trust is WPengine for WordPress sites. They cost more but they include everything you'll need and basically manage the server for you.
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With-Kev Premium
Thanks some great info. Never heard of WPengine. I am already with Hostgator or I would check them out
Cheers Kev
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I-Pedro-I Premium Plus
If you own the domain, ask WA to unlock the domain and give you the transfer code.

Then get a decent ISP (internet service provider) buy a host plan

Install wordpress there

Make a backup or clone of your WA website

Upload the clone or backup to new hosting by ftp

Use the DNS settings to point your domain to the new host they will give you their dns and you will have to place or give them the domain transfer code.

Should be something like this

Cheers
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With-Kev Premium
Thanks I have sent a ticket to support to find out how.
Cheers Kev
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ThomasPaul Premium Plus
You're going to have to find a backup plugin that will make a backup of your website files and database. You would then have to restore the backup at your new hosting company. A lot of times the backup plugin can be used to restore the website if you create a temporary site first.
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With-Kev Premium
Done, backed up now try to get to my domain and change the nameservers. It is with WA, I have asked support how to do it.
Thanks
Cheers kev
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onmyownterms Premium
1) Backup your files using something like WP-Clone.
2) Obtain hosting elsewhere.
3) Point your DNS at your Registrar (where you bought your domain name) to the nameservers of your new host.
4) Install Wordpress on the new host.
5) Restore your site from backup.
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