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  • I recently set up my first WordPress blog ( I chose BlueHost because they were recommended by WordPress. Unfortunately, the service has been abysmal. Over the past week the site has probably been down at least 50% of the time. I urgently need to move my host to a new blog (I’m considering Laughing Squid or HostWay, if anybody has any suggestions) but I’ve never done that and I’m not sure exactly what to do. How do I actually take all my WP data with me to a new host? And is there any way to do this without having my site offline for a long time?


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    this should help.

    As for downtime: the usual 2-3 days until the new DNS settings propagate through the whole net.

    To move to another host:

    1. First find a new host. If you are in Europe i suggest, cheap and very nice.

    2. Change current nameservers of your domain to those that your new host will give you. It takes up to 48 hours after changing them, for your domain to work properly and redirect to your new space. So be patient. (if you don’t know how to treat nameservers ask your registrar to do it for you)

    3. Use the preinstalled WP plugin to copy your databases entries. Download the file and keep it in your local disk.

    4. When you see that your domain works (after step 2 completed) make a fresh install of WP 2.07 in your new webspace.

    5. Using an utility provided by your new host like phpMyAdmin, import to your new database all data from the file you have in your local disk (taken from step 3) If you don’t know how to do this ask help from your new host’s helpdesk

    If you do the above and everything works then you will see your site working fine with all your data taken from the old one.

    I hope this help you 🙂

    (Sorry for my bad english.)

    Everything written by animator is OK – I just don’t see the reason for thinking about where the host is (#1). It doesn’t really matter.
    I have sites hosted in US, in UK, in Canada, and you could never tell the difference 😉

    I agree with moshu, it’s not a matter of distance/location but you have to see what features each host company provides with your hosting account.

    Thanks a lot for the advice. I’m going to move it, but it sounds as though I’ve just got to resign myself to being offline for a couple of days. Damn.

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