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While writing a previous article on how to backup and restore your WordPress Database, we recommended that you use phpMyAdmin to do this. This is our preferred way, as not only is phpMyAdmin an industry standard for managing databases, but it's also included in your cPanel and we're very familiar with using it.
Not all hosts provide phpMyAdmin to their users, so we're providing this article to serve as an alternative for transferring your WordPress database from your previous hosting company to Web Hosting Hub.
There are several different ways to transfer an entire WordPress site from one host to another. If this is the first article you're reading on transferring WordPress between servers, please be sure to start your reading here instead:
How to Migrate your WordPress Site to Web Hosting Hub
The majority of this article will pertain to backing up and then importing your database using the WP-DBManager WordPress plugin. We will also include all of the steps for transferring a WordPress site if you are using WP-DBManager for the database backup.
As stated above, this is an all in one article for migrating your WordPress site from one host to Web Hosting Hub using WP-DBManager (compared to using phpMyAdmin or another database utility). These are the steps you'll need to follow:
There are many WordPress plugins that allow you to import / export an entire database, but in the few that we tested, we found WP-DBManager to work best.
You'll need to install the WP-DBManager WordPress plugin on both your previous server and your Web Hosting Hub server. To do so:
Follow these directions to create the database backup on your previous host that you will later import on your Web Hosting Hub server.
Now we need to download the database backup that we just restored.
Now that you have a backup of your database, we'll need to then upload it to your Web Hosting Hub server and then Import it. Let's first cover uploading the file.
The database backup that you generated will be named similar to 1308064682_-_user_db.sql. This file needs to be uploaded to your wp-content/backup-db directory. If you're not familiar with FTP, you can use the file manager in your cPanel to upload the file.
Once you've uploaded the file, we need to now import it.
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