Sign up for Kinsta

Step 1: Sign up for Kinsta

Free migrations are available for all of Kinsta's plans, from Starter to Enterprise, regardless of how many sites you have. Simply sign up for a plan to get started.

Migration request form

Step 2: Fill out the migration request form

Choose between a basic migration or premium migration and fill out the form. Our team will then coordinate with you regarding the best time migrate your site.

Hassle-free migrations

Hassle-free migrations

Migrations can be tricky and using a third-party plugin might not always be the best way to go. Sometimes this doesn't bring over everything and could result in data loss if you don't know what you're doing. It's much safer to let our expert migration team handle everything.

You’ll be notified of your migration status by our team. Moving your site to Kinsta usually won’t incur any downtime, and we’ll help you inspect your migrated site prior to going live.

Kinsta's infrastructure was built for high-performance, scaling on demand, and is powered exclusively by Google Cloud Platform. Our migration team moves clients from hosts like WP Engine and Flywheel to Kinsta on a daily basis, and we've seen first-hand that this typically results in substantial speed increases! Whether you're tasking us to migrate five WordPress sites or 50+ sites, they'll take advantage of our isolated container technology. This ensures that all resources are 100% private and not shared between anyone else or even your own sites.

We hired Kinsta’s team to migrate all 100+ websites. In an effort to quickly lighten the load on our WP Engine server through the migration process, we had Kinsta migrate our largest sites first. The first was a 500,000+ visitor/mo blog, the second was a several thousand product e-commerce site, and the third was a resource hog that ran more than 50 plugins (whoa!). Here’s what we found:

Site #1
15%
page load speed improvement
down from 1.38s to 1.17s
Site #2
81%
page load speed improvement
down from 8.91s (yes, it had gotten that bad) to 1.71s
Site #3
52%
page load speed improvement
down from 3.48s to 1.69s

Knowing that the simple migration to a Kinsta server will produce page load speeds that exceed those of WP Engine, a company known for speed, we feel great guaranteeing page load speed improvement for every client—no matter where they’ve been hosting. And more than 100 sites into that guarantee, we’ve never lost.

Chad Barnes
Chad Barnes
Head Honcho, SkyrocketWP
Migrate more, save more

Migrate more, save more

Switching hosting providers can be a lot of work. The hours can add up really quick, especially if you’re not familiar with how to properly export and re-import your data. Below is an example of potential savings and time involved if you had to migrate your own WordPress sites.

If you don't have the time or capacity, let our expert team do what they do best to ensure a hassle-free and smooth migration. This allows you focus on growing your business. The more WordPress sites you migrate over the more you'll save!

Starter Plan
Pro Plan
Business 1 Plan
Business 2 Plan
Business 3 Plan
Business 4 Plan
Enterprise 1 Plan
Enterprise 2 Plan
Savings ($)
Save $100
Save $100
Save up to $200
Save up to $640
Save up to $1,020
Save up to $1,800
Save up to $2,200
Save up to $3,000
Average hours saved (*)
1 hour
2 hours
6 hours
8 hours
10 hours
12 hours
14 hours
16 hours

* Average hours saved are estimates compiled by our support team.

Moving our website to Kinsta from Flywheel was the best decision we've made. From 5-star support to amazing performance (really blazing fast), I recommend Kinsta for anyone serious about growing their business.
Jonathan Martin
Jonathan Martin
Co-Owner, XPN World

Restrictions on free basic migrations

While we are more than happy to help you migrate all of your WordPress sites over, some restrictions do apply:

  • This offer applies to standard WordPress installations. It is not available for multisite networks or for sites using WP Engine's LargeFS.
  • We will complete your migrations as soon as possible, which could take up to 3 business days. If we believe processing your migrations may take longer we will let you know at the time we receive the request.
  • Sites that change continuously (eCommerce sites, membership sites, etc.) often require the placement of the site into maintenance mode and careful scheduling to avoid data loss. A site that requires maintenance mode or must be scheduled carefully will not be eligible for this offer and should be processed as a normal premium migration.
  • Sites that have complex requirements, such as sites that use a reverse proxy, are not good candidates for this service and should be migrated using our premium migration instead.
  • Redirects that have been added to an .htaccess file or to your prior hosting provider's control panel will not be migrated as part of this service. If you do need to add redirects as part of your migration you can add them using our Redirects tool.
  • Some sites need to be migrated using a 2-step process where there is an initial trial migration followed by a second migration at a later time. The first step in this process, the initial trial migration, can be handled as part of this offer, but the second step when the site is migrated for a second time will incur a fee.

If you need a migration for a site that doesn't fit with these requirements you should follow our default premium migration process as outlined below.

Our team will migrate you for free

Not using one of the hosting providers above or have a more complex installation? No worries, all of our plans include one or more free premium migrations. After signing up you’ll be able to request a hands-off migration from our MyKinsta dashboard. We’ll get in touch, discuss the details, and schedule a migration window that works best with your schedule. You’ll be notified of your migration status by our team and you can track the status in our MyKinsta dashboard.

To get started simply sign up and fill out our guided WordPress migration form. Choose one of our 20 Google Cloud Platform data centers for your site. Then hand the rest off to us.

WordPress migration form

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