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Transferability from Common Hosts

HostGator offers limited free site migration services for new accounts on VPS and Dedicated hosting plans within 30 days of signup. If you're on a Shared hosting plan or your VPS or Dedicated hosting plan is already outside of the 30-day signup window but would still like HostGator to migrate your website for you, you can still avail of our migration professional services by submitting a request through your Customer Portal. For more information, please visit the HostGator Website Migration article. 

Here are some hosts we can migrate your content to. Because different hosts have different structures, we may not be able to migrate all of the content from your old host. The chart below helps identify what can be migrated for common hosts.

Can be Migrated

This column indicates whether we can migrate your website content or not and, if so, whether a proprietary system prevents us from migrating everything.

Full Backup

This column indicates whether or not we can make a full cPanel backup of your old hosting account and use that to migrate your content. This method of migrating your content transfers the most items.

  Can be Migrated Full Backup

This host's main plans can be migrated (please note that some hosts continue to add proprietary methods that cannot be migrated).

If your account meets the requirements (under 4GB and has enough free space), we should be able to create a backup. If your old host supports cpbackup-excludes and is over 4GB, we can also create a backup and we will have to download the files manually.

This host provides a proprietary method to obtain content. Not all content can be migrated.

For proprietary services, we can only use their proprietary backups to obtain content. Not all content may be available.


We are not able to complete a full backup. Due to this, we can only download website content and databases.

This host's plan does not provide transferable content.

This host's plan does not provide transferable content.

Host Panel Can be Migrated Full Backup
1&1 non-cPanel
1&1 eshop non-cPanel
1&1 MyWebsite non-cPanel
A Small Orange cPanel
Blogger / Blogspot non-cPanel
Bluehost cPanel
Cloud Access non-cPanel
DreamHost non-cPanel
Duda non-cPanel
GoDaddy non-cPanel
GoDaddy cPanel
GoDaddy Website Tonight non-cPanel
Google Sites non-cPanel
Homestead non-cPanel
HostGator cPanel
HostGator non-cPanel
HostMonster cPanel
HostNine cPanel
InMotion cPanel
Intuit non-cPanel
iPage non-cPanel
IXwebhosting non-cPanel
JustHost cPanel
LiquidWeb cPanel
LiquidWeb non-cPanel
MediaTemple non-cPanel
Network Solutions non-cPanel
NetFirms non-cPanel
Microsoft Office Live Small Business / Microsoft 365 non-cPanel
Rackspace non-cPanel
Site5 cPanel
SMCing.com non-cPanel
Spry cPanel
Squarespace non-cPanel
VistaPrint non-cPanel
webs.com non-cPanel
Website Tonight non-cPanel
Weebly non-cPanel
Wix non-cPanel
WordPress.com non-cPanel
Yahoo! non-cPanel

This is not a complete list of hosts to which we can migrate content from. We can migrate from most web hosts. If you have questions about migration, please contact us via phone or chat, and we can assist you.

Sites we cannot migrate

We cannot migrate from hosts that do not allow access to your website files (typically by FTP) and/or databases and/or the data in those databases. Without access, we cannot copy and migrate your site.


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