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Moving a WordPress Multisite/buddypress site to a new host? (4 posts)

  1. arranrice2012
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello,
    Im wanting to move my mulisite/buddypress website to a new host. Im NOT changing the domain of the website, i simply just want to transfer the site to a new host.

    If i set up wildcard domains on the new host and just transfer the site like i would with a normal wordpress site will it work?

  2. James Kirk
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Heya arranrice2012,

    Did you get a chance to check out the Codex page for "Moving WordPress"? You should find everything you need there. But generally, I would think yes, making sure you DNS points to the IP of your new server and you have your wildcards set there as well and all should go smoothly for you. As always, back up everything!

    Hope that helps.

    Cheers! :)

  3. arranrice2012
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    "making sure you DNS points to the IP of your new server" Does that just mean changing the nameservers?

  4. James Kirk
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Heya arranrice2012,

    You have a choice when dealing with domain name services (DNS). Is the new host you are moving to also the domain name registrar? Meaning wherever you bought your domain name? If no, then you need to log into your domain name registrar account (like GoDaddy, NameCheap or wherever) and find the place in your account where you can tell the registrar where to point requests for your domain name. Those are the Name Servers listings. If you host at your registrar (e.g., GoDaddy) they will usually have a simple "hosted here" option (may not be those exact words, of course ;) ).

    Guessing your new webhost is NOT where you registered your domain name. In that case you will want to log into your new hosting account and find their name server information. This is "usually" something along the lines of "NS1.NewWebHostCompany.com", "NS2.NewWebHostCompany.com", etc.

    You will then take that NS info and insert it into your domain name account at your registrar.

    Wait a while (some say 24 to 72 hours. Yikes!) and your new setting should be propagated throughout the global DNS system and when visitors type in (or click a link) to your sites, they will end up at the new host, not the old one.

    Trust that is clear enough and helps out a bit.

    Cheers! :)

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