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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.

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Step 2: Reach out to our support team

To take advantage of the free migrations, please reach out to our support team and we'll work with you to gather the necessary information in order to get the process started.

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Hassle-free migrations

WP Engine doesn’t offer free migrations but instead consists of a do-it-yourself plugin. The issue with this method is that it doesn’t always 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 WP Engine and StudioPress 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
page load speed improvement
down from 1.38s to 1.17s
Site #2
page load speed improvement
down from 8.91s (yes, it had gotten that bad) to 1.71s
Site #3
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
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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.

Restrictions on free 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 white-glove migration.

If you need a migration for a site that doesn't fit with these requirements you should follow our default white glove migration process.

Migrate from WP Engine or StudioPress to Kinsta today

Sit back, relax, and let our team handle the nitty gritty stuff. We’ll let you know when your site’s ready to go.

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