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Move hosting from BlueHost to GoDaddy

Hi

 

I have a Wordpress site currently hosted by Blue Host, while my domain and email are with GoDaddy. I'd like to have my hosting with GoDaddy too.

 

How do initiate this? Do I just pay for the hosting?

 

What's the process with transferring the hosting? Is it a lot of work? Will the site go down?

 

Please note I have absolutely no technical skills whatsoever!

 

Thank you

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Re: Move hosting from BlueHost to GoDaddy

@Kayteferris

 

Here's basically what is involved.  Mileage may vary based on the site(s) involved...

 

=> First you purchase your Managed WordPress hosting and be sure to select the option to use a temporary domain.  You can go back and designate your domain later. This allows you to work on your new site while the live site (domain) is on BH.

 

=> You can then migrate your site manually or by using a migration plugin.

 

=> Once you have the site looking and behaving as you desire, you designate your domain for your new hosting account and change the DNS from BH servers to GoDaddy Namservers.

 

=> You can then can cancel BH 7-10 days later.  I like leaving that much time to give everything the time to totally propagate to your new location.

 

HTH! 😉

 

Judith
"Good things happen to those who hustle." ~Anaïs Nin