Buy new hosting and transfer a domain to the new hosting


I am creating this website for a client:

The client now wants his domain in a separate hosting.

I would like to buy a hosting in Bluehost for them, and then I would like to transfer the domain to the new hosting.

Is that posible?

If so, could you please let me know what I have to do?

Thanks in advance,


  • Adam Czajczyk
    • Support Gorilla

    Hey Virginia,

    I hope you’re well today and thank you for your question!

    As I understand, this site will operate under the same domain and it’s only hosting that’s changing? If so, it should be fairly easy, however I can’t give you a step by step instruction on how to transfer the domain to another server as various providers may use different management systems.

    Basically what you have to do is:

    1) Buy a new hosting

    2) Login to the server’s admin panel

    3) Find an option to add a domain there

    4) Add and configure the domain (which is usually a simple, 2 or 3 steps procedure)

    5) Go to the domain provider (where you’ve initially bought that domain)

    6) Find a form where you can setup new DNS addresses and do it

    7) Go back to your new hosting

    8) Create a clean database and note down its name, hostname, username and password

    9) Go to your current hosting and login to server’s admin panel

    10) There should be an option to export database

    11) Login to your current server via FTP and download an entire WP install

    12) Edit wp-config.php file and put new database data inside; save

    13) Go back to your new hosting

    14) Login to your database via phpMyAdmin then select “Import”, select previously exported db file and proceed;

    15) Login to your new hosting via FTP and upload the entire WP install there

    Of course it might take up to 24-36 hours before the domain will be transfered from your current hosting to the new one. The bright side is that because the domain is the same you won’t have to make any changes inside the database.

    If you have any further questions on this, please ask. I’ll be glad to assist you!



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