How to Migrate Your WordPress Site from DreamHost to InMotion

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If you’re currently hosting your WordPress website with DreamHost, you can easily move your site to InMotion Hosting. In this article are the steps to take to migrate your WordPress site from DreamHost to InMotion Hosting, using the BoldGrid Backup Plugin.

Preparing Your WordPress Site for Migration

However, before proceeding to follow the steps, you’ll want to ensure your site is prepared for migration. To ensure a smooth transition, please consider the following before proceeding to move your WordPress site:

Once you have ensured your site is prepared for migration, you can proceed to create a backup using the BoldGrid Backup Plugin.

Creating a Backup

  1. First, please review the preliminary requirements and make sure your WordPress site is prepared for migration.
  2. Login to your WordPress Admin Dashboard.
  3. Menu for BoldGrid Backup Plugin

    Scroll down to the BoldGrid Backup link and click on it.

  4. Review backups space

    Click on Backup Archive. Then make sure that you have enough space to make a backup. If the website or database size is beyond the supported capacity, you will see the bar highlighted in red.

  5. Backup Site Button

    Click on Backup Site Now.

  6. Review Backup Results

    Once the backup completes, your Backup Results should appear.

  7. Now, you should download that backup file using FTP or File Manager in cPanel.

Once you have successfully downloaded your backup file, you may can restore that backup using the BoldGrid Backup Plugin at any time. .

Restoring a Backup

  1. First, login to your WordPress Admin Dashboard.
  2. Menu item for BG backup

    Scroll down to the BoldGrid Backup menu and click on it.

  3. Review Restore Space

    Click on Backup Archive. Then make sure that you have enough space to upload the backup file.

  4. Choose File Button

    Click on Choose File.

  5. Open Backup File

    Select the backup file and click Open.

  6. Click Upload

    To begin the upload process, click Upload.

  7. Review Backup Archive Summary and Click Restore

    Once the upload completes, the screen should refresh. Under Backup Archive Summary, you should now see the backup file listed. Click the Restore button, to the right of the backup file you uploaded.

  8. Confirm Restore

    Click OK to initiate the restoration process.

  9. Review Restore Results Success

    When the restore completes, your Backup Results should appear.

  10. Now, you can visit your site in your browser, to confirm its functionalities.

Congratulations! You now know how to migrate your WordPress site from DreamHost to InMotion Hosting, using the simple BoldGrid Backup Plugin!

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