Need to move a WordPress website to a new host or server? The good news is that it is possible to move an entire website to a different web host or server. In this post, we’ll cover a step-by-step guide for how to move a WordPress site or blog to a different server or hosting company.
As far as I know, I’ve never gotten editing a hosts file to work. That’s a bummer, because sometimes you need to preview a site you’ve just migrated to new hosting, without pointing the DNS over and dealing with the horrors (wonders?) of DNS propagation. hosts is supposed to make that easy, but—at least in my experience as a Windows peasant—it’s super-hard to work with and doesn’t perform as advertised.