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Will you help migrate my site?

Updated on February 7th, 2020

Absolutely!

We know how painful it can be to move a WordPress site from one server to another, and that’s why we help our customers migrate their sites – for free!

Simply fill out our secure migration request form with some details about your existing hosting, and we’ll get your site transferred and set up as a demo site under your Flywheel account. You can then review the site to see how everything performs, and make sure everything is in place.

Free migrations are completed within three business days—typically less. We also offer expedited migrations, which are guaranteed within 8 business hours, for $49.

Note

This time may vary based on the complexity and size of your site, and depending on how good (or bad) the previous host is.

If you’re curious, these are roughly the steps we perform to move your site and make sure everything is working great:

1

Create a backup of your existing site

We take a backup either via WordPress or by pulling down the files via FTP.

2

We create a demo site on your Flywheel account

We then upload all of the files and database to that demo site.

3

Search and replace

Search the database making sure to switch any old urls to the new one.

4

Scan the site for malware

On request, we’ll be happy to run a scan so you can rest easy that the site is malware-free.

5

Verify performance and appearance

We verify that the site is running properly and that everything appears to be in working order before passing it off.

6

Transfer the site to you

We transfer ownership of the site to you, and notify you that it’s ready to go.

Once the site is transferred to you, you simply pay for the site, point your DNS, and you’re live on Flywheel. Switching hosting companies has never been easier.

If you’d like to get started, simply fill out our secure migration request form and we’ll get started right way!

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