Now, customers choosing Bluehost hosting can migrate their WordPress websites absolutely free. After a quick review for eligibility they will receive and use the Bluehost Site Migrator Plugin, which makes migration process simple, easy and completely secure.
If you sign up for Bluehost's Shared Hosting plan by clicking on the referral links contained in this article, you will be able to use it starting from as low as USD2.95/month (with 1USD off per month) and I will get some commission. However, I do not recommend a specific web-hosting service just for commission; I have been using Bluehost and Siteground for years. If you are looking for a cost-effective web hosting service with relatively good resources, Bluehost will be an option to consider.
Bluehost introduces FREE WordPress migration plugin
Migrating WordPress sites will be annoying. Customers choosing Bluehost hosting can now use the Bluehost Site Migrator Plugin for free.
The free WordPress website migration by Bluehost is available for any WordPress users interested in migrating to Bluehost. Bluehost will review your website based on criteria such as WordPress version, website size, database size, use of WordPress multisite, current secure plugins and PHP version. When your website meets the qualification criteria, you will be eligible for a free migration.
Please refer to "Migrate Your WordPress Site for Free" for more information.
As you know, there are several migration tools for WordPress. For example, you can migrate your WP sites easily with Duplicator or All-in-One WP Migration.
If you have problem migrating your WordPress websites to your new webhositng, you might need to migrate them manually. Actually, manual migration is not so difficult. You need to migrate the followings:
- Data: You can move the folder from your existing WordPress site to your new one.
- Database: You can export/import the DB using phpMyAdmin.
If you run a multisite, you will need a premium version of a migration plugin or you might consider to migrate it manually.
※ Siteground also offers a free WordPress migration tool "SiteGround Migrator" for all accounts, which enables SG users easily migrate WP sites from other webshoting to SG. Siteground is expensive than Bluehost, but offers higher performance.