Website Transfer From GoDaddy to Bluehost – 3 Easy Steps

 Website Transfer GoDaddy to Bluehost

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 transfer Domain and website from GoDaddy to BlueHost.

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.

Domain settings

Step 2: Disable Domain Lock

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

Domain Additional Settings

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 abuse@godaddy.com, 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:
email authorization code

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

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

BlueHost cPanel

Enter your domain name.

bluehost domain transfer

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.

pending transfer on Godaddy

B. Transfer your file

Step 1: Open GoDaddy Web Hosting Manager

Login to GoDaddy and navigate the web hosting manager.

godaddy web hosting manager

Step 2: Create an FTP user account

Navigate to FTP Settings and create an FTP user account.

FTP users account
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.

BlueHost 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.

godaddy phpmyadmin

Step 2: Export database from GoDaddy

Click Export to start exporting your database.

Export database form GoDaddy
Keep the form of SQL account and select the database name to export.
export database from Godaddy

Step 3: Import the database into BlueHost

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

phpmyadmin 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:

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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