Easy Steps on How to manually migrate WordPress website to a new domain or a sub-domain.
From my experience working with wordpress for last 4 years, for individual or client projects, It is quite often required to migrate your existing wordpress website to a new domain or a sub-domain or a sub-folder or to a new database or if you want to duplicate your same website on several other domains.
Today, we will look at the best and easiest way to manually migrate or duplicate your wordpress website in less than 15 mins.
You don’t have to be a wordpress expert to do this, a small understanding of wordpress, cpanel and phpMyAdmin can be nice to have but not necessary. And, this can save you upto 150 Dollars/Euro, and also save from looking for a over-priced developer and cut out some other un-necessary crap out of the way.
Disclaimer: Their are many other ways to migrate wordpress website to new domain or a sub-domain – like using duplicator plugins etc and they have a good success rates too, but why use the middle man/plugin, when you can easily do it without requiring anything external/third-party. But, if you would like me to create tutorial on other ways to migrate wordpress website, feel free to mention that in comments.
Lets, move forward with the Easy Steps on How to manually migrate WordPress website to a new domain or a sub-domain.
Step 1: Go to your Web host, login and open cpanel (Control Panel), different web hosts can have different designs for cpanels but they all do the same thing, out of all the most popular is cpanel (from cpanel.com)