Migrating an addon domain to primary domain


May 3, 2019
Kuala Lumpur
cPanel Access Level
Website Owner
Hi, I'd like to migrate an existing addon domain that uses Wordpress to become a primary domain at a new web host.

I will be following these instructions here wpexplorer.com/migrating-wordpress-website/

In sum, I will have to:

1. Back up my site files
2. Export my database
3. Create the new database at the new host
4. Import the earlier database
5. Edit the wp-config.php file to include the database info created in Step 3
6. Upload my site files
7. Change the nameservers

Is that it? I somehow feel that I will need to make other changes regarding the directory paths or folders etc. because I will be transferring an addon to become a primary.

Also, my exisiting addon has free SSL (the one done with cPanel). Do I need to re-enable it or something? If yes, how can I do this?

For plugins, I use WP Super Cache. I do not use WordFence.

Thanks and regards.
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