Automatic WordPress Site Transfer Tool

Move your live WordPress website or copy from a external development site in seconds.
WordPress Transfer Tool

Transferring your website to WPOwl couldn't be easier!

Here at WPOwl, we believe everything should be simple to use, and functional, that's why we've written our very own website transfer tool.

We've seen some managed webhosts who have a transfer tool which not only requires you to install a plugin on your live website, but it's also complicated to use. With that in mind, we've simplified the process as much as possible. It really is as easy as 1-2-3!

Step 1 - Open the transfer tool

The first step is to open up the transfer tool, this can be found in our Managed WordPress hosting control panel, by clicking on the transfer tool button on the main menu.
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WPOwl's Transfer Tool

Step 2 - Enter your FTP/SSH Info

Enter the details for your old webhost, FTP or SSH details, it doesn't matter which, our system will work out the best available transfer method and use that option - All you need to enter is your FTP Username, FTP Password, FTP host, and if you're copying a website that is currently on a different domain, you'll need to enter the domain name too.

Step 3 - Grab a cuppa

Once you've filled out your details and clicked on the Transfer Site button, the system will take care of the rest - you'll be able to see the transfer progress on your screen, but you don't need to do anything further, so you can sit back and relax.

The transfer time varies depending on the size of your website, a small website (under 1gb) will generally take around 60 - 120 seconds, whilst larger websites will take a little longer.

How does the transfer tool work, do I need to do anything?

Our transfer tool has been written from the ground up by us here at WPOwl - there's nothing quite like it at any other webhost that we've been able to find!

Once you enter your old webhost's FTP details, our tool attempts to make connection via common methods including SFTP and standard FTP.

If connection is available, it then searches for your WordPress install, creates a backup of your database and files, then transfers them across to your account here at WPOwl.

The backups will then be extracted, restored, and the database backup will be imported and updated to match the domain name on our system.

Everything is fully automated and you'll see realtime updates, you don't need to do anything!

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