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Migrating an addon domain to primary domain

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  1. webhostinguser

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    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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    @GOT is correct! Let us know if you have any issues or questions with converting.
     
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