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  • Hey support forum pals.

    After much internet research I cannot find the answers I need, and I have a feeling they’re pretty simple.

    I currently have a website through, the domain name and servers are also on the .com site.
    I want to move the site to a shared host and use to update it/have more control.

    Is there a way I can get hosting/start a site for the site while the site is still live? I’d like to have that running until I work out the kinks/really settle into a theme with it.
    I’m new to so I’d like to have a way that’s easy for me to understand/use without wanting to rip out my hair.

    Thanks 🙂

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  • Moderator Jose Castaneda



    If you haven’t already read this page detailing the differences between the two I highly suggest you do. 🙂

    If you still have questions/concerns ask away. I know on the forums they might be able to with some answers as well. 🙂

    Hi Jose!

    Yeah, I know about the difference between the two, which is why I want to move 🙂

    I just wanted to know if there was an easy way to keep my current site ,which is domain & hosted through, while I work on getting a version up and sort of learn the ins and outs of wordpress.og before launching.

    Thanks 🙂

    Ask your hosts if they can provide you with a temporary url for your self-hosted site.

    Hey bigheartbeat,
    I sugest to test WP on local server (LAMP, XAMPP, WAMP etc) to get experience.

    First install local server softwares & then test WP on it.

    You can easily import & export WP contents using plugins.

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