If you need to move your WordPress website to a new web host, there are plenty of plugins you can load into your site that will do the job for you. But my experience, having tried a number of them, is of repeated time-outs, failed transfers, and restrictive data limits.
Last week, I took the plunge and gave it a go manually. It worked a treat.
It’s surprisingly easy for non-techies to do, and it was far quicker than waiting for a plugin to do the job, especially having experienced repeated fails and the plugin giving no clues at all.
With this manual method, you have total visibility of everything that is going on and very little risk of making a serious error, even deep inside the backend of your website.
Here’s the step-by-step guide of how I did it.
UPDATE: We’ve moved this process to the Facttactic technical writing website. You can read it here.