When you’re operating your WordPress site on one host and need to move it to another, it’s not as simple as you might think. Every instance of WordPress has 4 elements… the infrastructure and IP address it’s hosted at, the MySQL database that contains your content, the uploaded files, themes and plugins, and WordPress itself. WordPress has an import and export mechanism, but it’s restricted to actual content. It doesn’t maintain author integrity, and doesn’t
You’d like to think that moving your WordPress site from one host to another is really easy, but it can truly get frustrating. We were literally helping a client last night that decided to move from one host to another and it quickly turned into a troubleshooting session. They did what folks would normally do – they zipped up the entire installation, exported the database, moved it to the new server and imported the database.