Move Site-From-Godaddy-to-Bluehost

You are probably looking for a solution to this specific issue, how I can move website without issue from GoDaddy to Bluehost? You may find the solution here. This process of transferring a site from GoDaddy to BlueHost includes moving the domain name and site files (complete WordPress Like data). Depending on your site’s configuration, it may also involve moving a database. Black friday Hosting deals are here.

Follow these Steps for Proper Transfer.

First Point Your Domain to Bluehost.
Step 1: Sign into your BlueHost control panel. Click on “Domain Manager.” Click “Assign a Domain to Your cPanel Account.”

Step 2: Select “Use a Domain Not Associated with Your Account.” Enter the domain name, and then select “Add-On Domain.”

Step 3: Select the directory you want to point the domain to, or type the name of the directory you want to create specifically for the domain. Click on “Add Domain.”

Step 4: Sign into your GoDaddy account control panel. Click on “My Accounts,” and then click on “Domains.” Click on the domain you want to transfer.

Step 5: Click on “Set Nameservers.” Input the following as the first and second nameservers:

NS1.bluehost.com   NS2.bluehost.com

Step 6: Click on “OK.” and wait for 24 to 48 hours. Sometimes it completes in 20minutes too.

Now the Main Part Moving your Site Files
Step 1: Sign into your GoDaddy account control panel. Click on “My Accounts,” and then click “Web Hosting.”

Step 2: Open your “FTP File Manager.”

Step 3: Click on the directory for the site you want to move. The site files are now displayed. Click “Check” on the header to select all the directory’s files, and then click the “Archive” button. This will compress the files into one Zip file.

Step 4: Check the box next to the newly created Zip file. Click “Download” to download the file to your computer.

Step 5: Sign into your BlueHost control panel. Click on “File Manager.” Select the directory you created when pointing the domain to BlueHost.

Step 6: Click on “Upload,” and then select the Zip file you downloaded from your GoDaddy account. Wait for the file to upload.

Step 7:  Check the box next to the Zip file, and then click “Extract.” Select the site directory and choose “OK.” The files have now been transferred to your BlueHost account and the new domain will point to them.

Final Step, Moving the Database
Step 1: Sign into your GoDaddy control panel. Click on “My Account” and click “Launch” next to your hosting account.

Step 2: Click on “Databases,” and then select “MySQL.” Click on “Manage via phpMyAdmin” next to the database you want to transfer.

Step 3: Type the database username and password, and then click “Go.” Click on “Export.”

Step 4: Click on “SQL” to export the SQL file. Click on “Go.” Save the file to your computer.

Step 5: Sign into your BlueHost control panel. Click on “phpMyAdmin” in the “Database” column.

Step 6: Create a new database. Be sure to write down the username and password for safe keeping. Click on “Import.” Select the SQL file and click “Go.” The database from GoDaddy is now transferred to the BlueHost account’s new database.

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