As a site owner, it is possible that at some point you'll want to move your site to a different URL or different infrastructure. This page covers the different scenarios of site moves and gives you tips about how to prepare, implement, and monitor the move. In this documentation, a site redesign is not considered a site move , even if it involves adding extra URLs. A redesign is changing the layout of existing pages, or adding pages of new content. A move is moving existing pages in one of the following ways:.
FAQs for all site moves with URL changes
Recommendations for all site moves
This article describes how to change the URLs of existing pages on your site with minimal impact on your Google Search results. Examples of this kind of site move include:. As with all migrations, you may experience some ranking fluctuation during a migration. HTTPS sites receive a small ranking boost, but don't expect a visible change. This signal is one amongst many others, and currently carries less weight than high-quality site content; you should not expect a major SEO advantage for moving to HTTPS in the short term. If you use redirects, you won't be able to test the redirected pages.
Last updated Oct 27th, Page history Improve this page Report an issue. MODX Revolution is a database-driven web application, so moving it to a new server involves the typical porting over of both the database and all the site's files. In Revolution, it's more or less the same process, but there are couple extra tidbits to watch out for due to Revolution's thorough caching mechanisms and how certain server-specific data is stored in its database. Following is the official documentation of how to move your site to a new location. Normally, the move is to a new server, but the steps here also apply if you move your site to a new folder on your current web server. Do the reverse as your last step after everything is working at the new location rename ht. It takes a big potential source of confusion out of the picture during the transition.
This manual is for those, who prefer not to use a plugin and do it all by hand. In order to transfer a WordPress website or pretty much any other one to the new hosting, you will need its files and databases. First, download the files to your PC. In order to do this:. Just like files, you will need to download the database too. Now, you need to transfer the information from your old database to the new hosting. But first, you need to create a database there. To do this:.