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Export or Migrate a Site

InstaWP sites can be exported to use in your local system or to a hosting provider.

Export to LocalWP

If you are using LocalWP, exporting a site is as simple as a click. Open the Site dropdown and click on Export -> LocalWP.

export to localwp

You will recieve an email after few minutes (depending on the size of your website) with a link to download the zip file.

localwp email

You can then drag and drop this zip to LocalWP interface, something like this:

localwp import

Migrate to any Hosting Provider

To migrate to any hosting provider of your choice, open the site dropdown and click Migrate.

Migrate Option

This will open up a list of hosting providers you can migrate to. Select a hosting provider and enter details.

hosting provider list

Make sure your target website is already created with a default WordPress installation, then enter the details of your target website. For example:

sftp details

  • Site URL - URL of the website you have already created on the target host.
  • SFTP Host - Domain or IP address of the Server.
  • SFTP Username - Username of the target SFTP.
  • SFTP Password - Password of the target SFTP.

Then click on Migrate and wait for the process to complete.

Be careful

Target website on your hosting provider (as per the provided details), will be overwritten by the InstaWP site.