Getting Started with SiteGround
Transfer an Existing Site

Transfer an Existing Site

Once you have selected a domain, you can easily migrate an existing site to SiteGround on step 2 of the Website Setup Wizard. To initiate a site transfer, click Select under Migrate Website.

Selecting Migrate Website Options from New Website Creation screen

Then, you have the option to choose between an automatic migration available for WordPress sites via our Migrator plugin or a professional migration by our experts.

Transfer an existing site with the WordPress Automigration

If you choose to proceed with an automatic transfer, select WordPress Automigration and click Continue.

Selecting Superfast WordPress Automigration from the new website creation screen

Before finalizing the setup process, you will be prompted to add extras to your new website, on the next screen you will see a link to download our Migrator plugin and a token that you can use to initiate the migration from your WordPress admin. For detailed instructions, check out the WordPress Automatic Migrator tutorial.

Finishing the website setup wizard

Get a professional migration done by our experts

If you choose a professional migration, our Technical Support Team will do the website transfer for you. We will ask you to provide access details such as your control panel’s URL or FTP host and login credentials so we can access your site and transfer it.

Manual Transfer by our Team

When you fill in the required information and pay for the service, our system will post a ticket to the support engineers who will do the rest. Please note that website transfers may take up to 5 business days depending on the size of the website, the limitations set by the old host, the connectivity, and other.

Provide access to the old hosting provider

Do a manual transfer or leave it at a later stage

If you prefer to migrate your site manually on your own or with the help of your web manager via FTP/ SSH, or you wish to initiate the migration at a later stage, just click the Skip & Create Empty Site link. This will create an empty site and a control panel for it, which you can use to explore all the features and tools we have provided at your disposal.

Skip & Create Blank Site

Adding extras and launching your new site

After completing these steps, the setup wizard presents you with the option to add extra functionalities to your new site. These suggested extras are tailored to the type of website you are creating and are designed to enhance your website management experience.
To activate any of the suggested features, simply click Add If you prefer to skip them, you can click Finish to complete the website creation process.

Choosing extras

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