How long does a WordPress migration take?

The time required for the migration of a WordPress website depends on a number of different things, including who is carrying out the migration, what sort of tools they’re using, and how big the site is. A typical WordPress website can usually be transferred within a couple of hours, though bigger projects can take up to a full day.

If you decide to tackle the job yourself, you can have a look at the wide range of plugins that promise automatic WordPress migrations at a few clicks of a mouse. Bear in mind, however, that these add-ons can only automate the website migration process. You’ll need to manually move the emails and the rest of your projects from your old server.

Your web hosting control panel most likely has a tool for backing up and restoring entire accounts. However, before you can use it, you need to make sure the management platform on the new server is compatible with the old one. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case, and your options are rather limited.

As a ScalaHosting user, you won’t need to worry about any of this. Every new customer who opts for our shared or managed VPS plans can take advantage of our offer to migrate their existing project completely free of charge, regardless of the platform or setup.

All you have to do is submit a ticket to our technical support experts and provide them with the login details to your old server.


Working in the web hosting industry for over 13 years, Rado has inevitably got some insight into the industry. A digital marketer by education, Rado is always putting himself in the client's shoes, trying to see what's best for THEM first. A man of the fine detail, you can often find him spending 10+ minutes wondering over a missing comma or slightly skewed design.

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