How to Move a Website to InMotion Hosting Shared Server

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If your website is on a shared hosting provider using cPanel then it actually very easy to move your site to a new shared hosting provider that is also using cPanel. Follow these six steps:

  1. Assessment – review your website before you move it so that you include everything you want to move and remove anything that you don’t want to transfer.
  2. Complete cPanel Backup – create a complete backup using the tools that come with cPanel. The complete backup is what’s used in the transfer.
  3. Provide access to the backup file – to transfer to InMotion you will need to give access to the backup file or provide the actual file itself.
  4. Restore complete baackup – InMotion Hosting will restore the backup to an shared server.
  5. Transfer the domain – make sure that the domain name has been transferred or the name servers are pointing to the InMotion Hosting server.
  6. Test your site – once the transfer is completed, check all the functionality of your website to make sure that the transfer worked with no problem.
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Arnel Custodio Technical Writer; WordPress Contributor & Volunteer

As a writer for InMotion Hosting, Arnel has always aimed to share helpful information and provide knowledge that will help solve problems and aid in achieving goals. He's also been active with WordPress local community groups and events since 2004.

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