Migrating WordPress From One Hosting Account to Another

From time to time, it becomes necessary or desirable, to consider using a new web hosting company. Whatever your reason is, it should be significant enough to warrant the time and effort to migrate your WordPress installations from your old host to your new one. I found myself in this situation and am working through the process. It can be done and there’s plenty of advice and directions on the web to help you through the process. I used the guidance provided by my new host, A2 Hosting. I’ve been using them since the fall of 2015 and have found their services very reliable, high performing, and with friendly and effective support when needed.

Suffice it to say, that migrating a WordPress installation is not for the faint of heart. There’s a little more to it than just copying files and importing a database. One of the complications I faced was that I was not getting all the DNS settings in the proper place. But I’ve worked through that which is why you’re able read this. But as you can see, this is a very plain looking blog because I have lost the design customizations I had previously made. Maybe that’s a good thing.  😉

For now, this will do until I can dig into the problem that remain.