So you have done all the hard work to create your WordPress site, and your next question is, “How to Move Your WordPress Site from Localhost to Server?” In this article, I will do my best to answer this question so that your amazing WordPress site is ready for business.
Building your WordPress site on the localhost is a good practice as it lets you practice and learn the web environment. Many web developers adopt this technique as it enables them to work freely without any hindrance like server downtime, online server troubleshoots, file access problems, etc.
Before we begin with the process, here are some pre-requisites that I believe you already have in place.
- WordPress site on your local server (XAMPP, WAMP, etc.)
- A hosting provider where you want to transfer your WordPress site.
- FTP Client to access live server.
Learn How to Move Your WordPress Site from Localhost to Server
In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how you can move your website from localhost to a live server. The good news is, this method doesn’t require any coding skills, which means you can easily move your site to a live server without the help of a developer.
Now there are several methods to transfer your WordPress site from localhost to a live server, but I’d recommend using the plugin the method.
Ready to Transfer Your WP Site from Localhost to a Live Server?
As I already mentioned above, I’ll use a plugin to make my WordPress site live, and all you have to do is just follow the steps that I’ve mentioned below.
Step 1: Install a New WordPress Application on your Hosting
First, you need to choose a hosting provider and install a new WordPress application on it. I’ll use Cloudways managed WordPress hosting for this tutorial, where you can install a WordPress application with a single click.
This article was written by Farhan Ayub and originally published on WP Pluginsify.