So I wanted a new URL for for my website, so I purchased another URL from GoDaddy and also a hosting package for it. I was told from someone (not an expert) that an easy way to do this is was to upload the same template to the new site, and then in the old site, go to Tools>Export All Content (which created a XML file), and then import that file into the new site. I did so and it seems to have imported all my old posts, files, images, etc from my old site, I only had to change some things around.
I just have one concern since I am not very technical savvy. Is my new site still referencing the files from my old sites hosting/database? My old site is till active and I'm going to keep it up until my 1 year contract expires with GoDaddy. My only fear is that as soon as the old url/hosting goes away, that my new site will lose all the files. Is this the case, or does the Tools>Export/import method actually transfer over all files and everything? If someone could clarify this for me, I would very much appreciate it!!!