Opened 7 days ago

Last modified 7 days ago

#14869 assigned Question/How do I...?

help transferring domain name and wordpress site

Reported by: Stacey Cordeiro Owned by: JaimeV
Priority: Medium Component: Tech
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Hello! I'm new to MayFirst, and very glad it's a co-op, that's exciting.

I need to move my site over from Gaiahost. I have a simple wordpress website, and read my email through a gmail dummy account (…) that sends/receives mail through my domain name email (sc@…) - and would like to continue doing that if possible.

I see the instructions for transfering my website here: And also here:

... and they say that I should check in with you before attempting to move my site over, and that there might be someone available to help me with this. That would be great, since I have no idea what I'm doing, although I'm ready to try and follow the instructions.

Thank you! Stacey

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comment:1 in reply to:  description Changed 7 days ago by JaimeV

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Hi Stacey,

Welcome to May First. The two most important things you will need are a backup of your wordpress database and all of your wordpress site files. You can create a new e-mail address and have it forward to your gmail account here:

The website and e-mail will not become active on our servers until you assign your domain to use our primary and secondary DNS servers.

Let me know if you have any issues with the instructions or if you need me to step in and help with anything. I would likely need ssh or ftp access to your account on gaiahost to initiate the transfer for you.


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