When migrating your site to Kinsta, you have a few options to choose from, starting with migrating the site yourself or having our team do the migration for you.

If you’d like to migrate your site yourself, we have several resources to help guide you:

Migration Process and Checklist

If you’d like us to migrate your site for you, here’s an overview of the process and what you can expect along the way.

  1. Make sure you have an open spot for the new site we’ll create for your migration.
  2. If you’re requesting a migration from a backup:
    1. Make sure the backup contains both your website files and database.
    2. Have the backup ready to upload or have the link to the files.
  3. Submit your basic or premium migration request in MyKinsta.
  4. For a basic migration, our Migration team will complete your migration ​​as soon as possible (usually within 2 business days). For a premium migration, a member of our Migrations team will be in touch to schedule your migration.
  5. You can check the status of your migration(s) by going to the Migrations tab in MyKinsta. Our Migrations team will also keep you updated on the status of your migration.
  6. Your migration will usually be completed in 1 business day for premium migrations, 2 business days for basic migrations. This of course depends upon receiving the correct information to complete the migration. If we’re unable to access the site or backup for the migration, that may delay the migration, depending on how long it takes to get the necessary information.
  7. Once your migration is complete, we’ll let you know and send along more information on how to test your new site at Kinsta before making it live.

For more detailed information about submitting your migration request, including what sites are eligible for a basic migration, check out our How Free WordPress Migrations Work at Kinsta article.

Important Notes