How can I get my free website transfers?

Please note that free content transfers are only offered with new orders and upgrades. Please note that we only provide transfer services if requested within the first 30 days of opening a hosting package, even if the service has not been used.


Free domain content transfers for Shared Web Hosting

(Hatchling, Baby, Business)

Please submit the online form to initiate your website content transfers.

We can move your content and databases for your primary domain over from another host. Please note that addon domain splits, or splits off of cPanel would not be covered under this process.

Please Note: Most hosts use a proprietary email system, and email addresses and emails can not be transferred unless you are using cPanel.

Some restrictions apply, so please read the important rules.


Free domain content transfers for Reseller Hosting

(Aluminum, Copper, Silver, Gold, Diamond)

Please submit the online form to initiate your website content transfers.

We can move the content and data for up to 30 primary cPanel domains over from another host. Please note that addon domain splits, or splits off of cPanel would not be covered under this process.

Please Note: Most hosts use a proprietary email system, and email addresses and emails can not be transferred unless you are using cPanel.

The content transfers are free within the first 30 days.

Some restrictions apply, so please read the important rules.


Free domain content transfers for VPS

(Level 1 to 9)

Please read all about this in our related article, Will a free transfer be included if I switch to a VPS?

If you qualify, we provide a limited number of content transfers. The content transfers are free within the first 30 days. The number of transfers for your VPS is relative to the level purchased. A level 3, for example, is eligible for 30 free transfers.

Some restrictions apply, so please read the important rules.


Free domain content transfers for Linux Dedicated servers

(Basic, Standard, Elite, Pro)

Please submit the online form to initiate your website content transfers.

A Basic server is eligible for 75 free content transfers. An Elite, Pro, or Standard server is eligible for 100 free content transfers. Linux dedicated servers are eligible for unlimited free cPanel to cPanel transfers. The content transfers are free within the first 30 days.

Some restrictions apply, so please read the important rules.


Free domain content transfers for Windows Dedicated servers

(Win Basic, Win Standard, Win Elite, Win Pro)

Please submit the online form to initiate your website content transfers.

A Basic server is eligible for 75 free content transfers. An Elite, Pro, or Standard server is eligible for 100 free content transfers. The content transfers are free within the first 30 days.

Some restrictions apply, so please read the important rules.


Article Comments

John Gentry
I just need all my data and my whole web site to go to You thanks

HostGator
First, buy the HostGator hosting plan of your dreams.

Second, use the "General Info & Getting Started Page" to complete your move.

If you still need help, please don't hesitate any longer! Pick up the phone and call us, or join us in the live chat.

Stephen
What website content is actually transferred? Is it strictly the public_html and databases of the other host, or does it also include FTP sites, files stored outside the public_html starting at /home/user/*? Does it include Spam Assassin White-list settings? What about email filters etc? Thanks!

HostGator
If you are coming from a host who uses cPanel, then yes, you will get all of those things.

If you come from a host using a different control panel, we can only move the web files and databases.

Rhonda
How long will it take to complete the transfer from the time I make a request?

HostGator
We ask for at least 72 hours to complete content transfers.

George
Sorry for asking, but I did not understand one thing here.
If I use your free domain transfer service, what will happen to my e-mail service accounts I have at the old host?

HostGator
Nothing will happen to your email accounts.

Nothing? Well, this content transfer is merely a copy and paste of your old site content. Once this is complete, you still have not changed hosts.

The change to your new host doesn't happen until you change your name servers (or DNS).

Please call or join live chat and we will explain what happens to your emails after you change the name servers.

Heremeow
Can you move MySql databases too? I need to move my wordpress sites and I don't want them to get messed up!

HostGator
Yes, free content transfers include MySQL databases.

Brian
I have a site with SiteBuildIt is it possible to have it transferred over to my HostGator hosting package - lock stock and barrel?

HostGator
It should work fine. Simply put in a transfer request and we will let you know the status.


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