How to Move Your Website from GoDaddy to Bluehost – 3 Easy Steps

I was touching on some GoDaddy options if you are annoyed with GoDaddy. I was one of the suggested alternatives Bluehost. For those convincing, I’ll show you how to Move Your Website from GoDaddy to Bluehost.

Move Steps GoDaddy to BlueHost

Migration Steps GoDaddy to BlueHost

A. Transfer your domain

Step 1: Open Domain Settings

Login to GoDaddy and click on the domain that you want to migrate.

Login to GoDaddy

Step 2: Disable Domain Lock

When domain lock is on, make sure to turn it off.

Disable Domain Lock

Step 3: Get the approval code

In order to complete the domain transfer, you will need an authorization code from your existing registrar.

Before you click “Get Authorization Code”, please confirm the correct email address you updated with GoDaddy.

If the email is going to [email protected], this means that your email is not properly configured in the Goddess to get the authorization code. So, please contact Godaddy well and correct it.

GoDaddy lets you click on the “Get Authorization Code” to match the authorization code and domain information.

Get Authorization Code
  • The email looks similar:
Get Authorization Code from email

Step 4: Login to Bluehost and enter your authorization code.

Domain options are available under cPanel settings. Click the transfer domain.

Login to Bluehost

Enter your domain name.

Enter your domain name

Then, enter the approval code received via email.

You will now receive another email containing a second verification code. Enter the second verification code.

Step 5: Change the name server.

Choose the option to update the Bluehost name server.

  • BlueHost’s name server is (ns1.blueHost.com) and (ns2.blueHost.com).

Additionally, select a renewal option, update your contact information and agree to the terms of service.

Finish the checkout process.

Step 6: Take a pending transfer on GoDaddy

GoDaddy to go back to the transfer and take the transfer pending.

Take a pending transfer on GoDaddy

B. Transfer your file

Step 1: Open GoDaddy Web Hosting Manager

Login to GoDaddy and navigate the web hosting manager.

Open GoDaddy Web Hosting Manager

Step 2: Create an FTP user account

Navigate to FTP Settings and create an FTP user account.

FTP Settings

    Also, make a note of your FTP address.    

FTP address

Step 3: Download files and folders

Connect your FTP address to an FTP client and download your website files and folders.

Step 4: Upload the BlueHost file

Login to Bluehost cPanel and open file manager.

file manager

Upload the downloaded files and folders to the domain directory from your GoDaddy account.

C. Migrate your database

By using a database of your website, you will need to move it along with your domain and file.

Step 1: Login to phpMyAdmin

Under GoDaddy Web Hosting Manager, click phpMyAdmin to access the database.

Login to phpMyAdmin

Step 2: Export database from GoDaddy

Click Export to start exporting your database.

Export database from GoDaddy

    Keep the form of SQL account and select the database name to export.    

SQL account

Step 3: Import the database into BlueHost

Navigate phpMyAdmin into your Bluehost cPanel and import the export database from GoDaddy.

 Import the database into BlueHost

Step 4: Import the database on Bluehost

Navigate to the BlueHost “Database Tools” section and click on “phpMyAdmin”. Create a new database here. Then click on “Import”, select the SQL file and click “Go”.

Your database from Godaddy is now Bluehost!

Conclusion:

How to Show Move Your Website from GoDaddy to Bluehost. If you follow these steps, you can easily remove your website from Godaddy to BlueHost. As always, take a backup before starting the migration process. Let me know if something is not clear by commenting below.

If you want to install WordPress at Bluehost, follow this step.

Enjoy your new hosting provider!

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