If you want to migrate your Website hosted by HostGator to GoWebsite, you can use cPanel's backup features. This will move your website, its databases, as well as the email accounts you have set up on cPanel.
A quick note about email — if you follow these instructions, your email will continue working like it did before. However, if you change your domain's nameservers to point to our nameservers, it might stop your email from working.
Though this process has a number of steps, you can complete them in about an hour. Here's what to do:
It's pretty easy.
You should move all of these files into one location on your desktop so you can easily find them.
Now that you have all of your backups, you can restore them on your cPanel shared hosting account.
This can take a while depending on the size of your backup.
That's it! You've successfully moved your website from HostGator to cPanel.
To make sure everything works before moving your DNS, you can preview your Website.
Some types of websites, including WordPress®, will have issues with their CSS when you preview them. This is normal and, unfortunately, difficult to fix. However, when you're Website's live, everything will function normally.
If everything looks fine, you can update your DNS at your domain registrar to point to your cPanel shared hosting. Just update your primary A record (@) with your hosting account's IP.
To find your hosting account's IP address, go to the cPanel tab at the top of the page. Your Websites IP Address displays on the left.