How to Transfer a Joomla Site

HostGator provides free transfers for new accounts within 30 days of sign-up and to newly upgraded accounts. For additional details and to find out if you qualify for a free website transfer, please refer to the following article:

Note: If you are not eligible for a free content transfer,  you can still request a quote for the transfer by contacting us via phone or Live Chat.

Transferring Joomla on Your Own

Aside from the transferring service that HostGator offers, you can opt to move your Joomla site over on your own. The following steps offer a basic guideline of what is required to manually transfer the Joomla site yourself:

  1. Backup files
  2. Backup MySQL database
  3. Restore site files
  4. Edit site files
  5. Restore MySQL database