SITE MIGRATION

Migrate yourWordPress site for free

Use the Bluehost Migrator Plugin to migrate your website to Bluehost with minutes.

MIGRATE TO A NEW SITE

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How to Migrate to Bluehost

Step 1

Select your plan and create a Bluehost account.

Step 2

Next, go to the Migration page in our Bluehost Marketplace, enter the name of the site you plan to migrate, and run a quick compatibility check.

Step 3

Then we’ll guide you to our Bluehost WordPress Migration plugin, where you can start the migration process.

Step 4

Once the migration process has begun, we will automatically move your WordPress files and database to Bluehost Then you’ll have a chance to review your site and finalise the transfer.

Step 5

Once your WordPress migration is done, you’ll be ready to connect your domain to your new website (aka point your DNS). We’re happy to guide you through that. *Incase you face any issue with the migration, please reach out to our support team. We’ll be more than happy to help.

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Why migrate to Bluehost?

Our commitment to providing WordPress excellence is unmatched with a wealth of helpful tools and expert guidance to get your website up and running quickly. From the moment you create your account, to when you are finally ready to publish, no provider offers a better all-in-one WordPress experience.

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SUPPORT & GUIDANCE

24/7 Support.

Our in-house team of experts is always happy to answer your questions, get you started, and grow your presence online. You can reach out to us 24/7 via Chat and between 10am-10pm via Phone.

FAQs

How do I qualify for a free WordPress migration?

The free WordPress migration is available for any WordPress users interested in migrating to Bluehost. We do two checks to see if the migration will work with your website. We run the first quick check right after you’ve created an account and let us know what site you want to migrate. That check just makes sure your domain leads to a WordPress site. The second check happens once you install the plugin. Then we look at things like your site’s WordPress version, website size, database size, use of WordPress multisite, current secure plugins, and PHP version. As long as your website meets the qualification criteria, you will be eligible for a free migration.

What if I do not qualify for a free WordPress migration?

If your website does not fit the criteria for a free migration, you will have the option to utilise our paid migration service, which will go a step beyond the free migration and provide a more customised experience for more unique cases.

How is the WordPress migration plugin work?

The Bluehost WordPress Migration plugin creates a backup of your WordPress site, and that backup gets securely transferred to your Bluehost account. Once your site has been transferred, you’ll be able to review it on a temporary URL. When everything looks good and we receive your approval, we’ll make final adjustments on our side to complete the migration process. As a final step, you’ll connect your domain to your new site at Bluehost (aka point your domain, or DNS). Only after you’ve pointed your domain name and made sure everything is working will you want to cancel your existing hosting service. That way you can avoid any website interruptions.

What if I want additional help with my WordPress website?

Bluehost offers several professional services designed to assist you with refining your website to your needs. You can choose to leverage our “do-it-with-me” Blue Sky service which assists with design and marketing questions for your WordPress website, or you can choose our “do-it-for-me” Full Service option which provides a complete hands-on design and marketing experience where our team of experts will create a website for you per your specifications.

What happens to my emails when I migrate my WordPress website?

The Bluehost Site Migration plugin only migrates your WordPress website. Emails would need to be manually migrated if required.

Will my website get faster if I migrate it to Bluehost?

Yes! Bluehost offers premium Cloudflare CDN services for free which helps reduced server latency so you can enjoy fast loading websites.

What if I don’t have a WordPress website? Is the migration easier? Harder?

Migration via the plugin is not possible if your website is not a WordPress website.