How do I rename my subdomain (i.e. change URL)?

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2016-01-28 3:57 pm EST
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This is part of a website name change. I'm trying to change the URL for one of my subdomains (example1.com) to a domain I just purchased (Example2.com). I already built an entire website on Wordpress two years ago, it's fully functioning and all I want to do is move that website to Example2.com.

Do I have to create a new subdomain and build it from scratch again, or can I just cut/paste the new domain name into the existing subdomain's document root? Can I just redirect the existing subdomain to the new URL?

Thanks for your help.

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christopherm
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2016-01-28 4:44 pm EST
Hello,

Thank you for contacting us about moving your WordPress installation. The best way to do this without having to move content between databases is to move your WordPress to a different folder on your server.

This may be the best method to accomplish your goal, but let us know if you have any further questions or difficulties.

Best,
Christopher M.

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