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Uploading your WordPress website to your hosting account

If you have a backup of your WordPress site from another host you can upload that to your web hosting account with us. It’s easier to do if you have a compressed file such as a zip folder.

Upload your Files to your Hosting Account

Upload them to your your public_html folder. Or if using an Addon domain or Subdomain upload to their respective folders.

You can use FTP but we recommend using the cPanel File Manager. You can upload a compressed file and then unpack it using the File Manager.

Create a New Database, Database User and Update wp-config.php

Create the database and user via cPanel, click the MySQL Databases icon. Create a database, create a user and password then Add User To Database and tick on All Privileges for that user.

Then go back to the File Manager and open the wp-config.php file you uploaded. In that file change the database name, user and password to be the same as those you just created in cPanel. Then save the file changes.

Import your WordPress Database

Open phpMyAdmin in cPanel. Click on the database you just created. Then click the Import link. You can then Choose File by browsing your computer for your backup sql file to import. You may find that file is in your WordPress backup zip folder, you may need to uncompress that to get the file. Then click Go, wait a bit and all your data should get imported.

After that your WordPress is ready to go. Load your site and see if its working ok and debug if necessary.

We can do Manual Move for you if you prefer

If you prefer we move your WordPress website for you, we have a $35 service fee for doing that. We will follow the same process above. This service is different to our free Full cPanel Backup service available for new hosting accounts.