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Website migrations

  • Web hosts vary markedly in whether they provide free website migrations;
  • They also vary in whether they merely migrate your website, or your admin panel (e.g. cPanel) also;
  • The cost of migrating your old hosting account can be a significant expensive with some web hosts.

Website migrations

  • Web hosts vary markedly in whether they provide free website migrations;
  • They also vary in whether they merely migrate your website, or your admin panel (e.g. cPanel) also;
  • The cost of migrating your old hosting account can be a significant expensive with some web hosts.

Compare hosts

We compare 18 web hosts against 56 metrics, including monthly and annual pricing and bandwidth, CPU, read/write, storage and database restrictions.

Compare website migration cost

Listed below is a comparison table detailing whether the web hosts reviewed offer free or paid website migrations.

  • Migrating websites (files and database) is one thing, migrating an admin panel (e.g. emails, subdomains, etc.) is something else;
  • Migrating a website isn’t that challenging i.e. you can do it yourself and avoid some of the fees charged by web hosts. If it’s a WordPress installation, all you typically need are the web files and a copy of your database, as well as an FTP client and access to phpMyAdmin;
  • If you want to migrate an admin panel then web hosts will typically only migrate like-with-like e.g. cPanel to cPanel; GoDaddy, Fasthosts and 1&1 are some of the web hosts that utilize custom admin panels;
  • Some web hosts treat website migrations like an upsell opportunity e.g. Siteground offers website migrations but only to paid customers on its more expensive shared hosting packages. Customers on its “StartUp” package don’t qualify.
  • HostGator seemingly offers free website and admin panel migrations for all new customers within 30 days of sign-up;

Offers website migrations?

The table below compares web hosts on whether they offer website migrations.

N/A = Not applicable NS = Not specified RBNS = Restricted but not specified

Click on a host to read the full review.

Web hostOffers website migrations?Visit
GoDaddyCourtesyVisit
Heart InternetNoVisit
1&1NoVisit
NamecheapYesVisit
HostingerNoVisit
FatCowNoVisit
Just HostYesVisit
GreenGeeksYesVisit
FasthostsNoVisit
A2 HostingYesVisit
DreamhostYesVisit
HostGatorYessVisit
InMotion HostingYesVisit
iPageNoVisit
Host PapaYesVisit
BluehostYesVisit
SitegroundYesVisit

Website migration cost

The table below compares the prices charged (if any) by web hosts that offer website migrations.

N/A = Not applicable NS = Not specified RBNS = Restricted but not specified

Click on a host to read the full review.

Web hostWebsite migration costVisit
GoDaddyN/AVisit
Heart InternetN/AVisit
1&1N/AVisit
NamecheapFreeVisit
HostingerN/AVisit
FatCowN/AVisit
Just Host$149.99Visit
GreenGeeksFreeVisit
FasthostsN/AVisit
A2 HostingFreeVisit
Dreamhost$99Visit
HostGatorFreeVisit
InMotion HostingFreeVisit
iPageN/AVisit
Host PapaFreeVisit
Bluehost$149.99Visit
SitegroundFreeVisit

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