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I currently have a under I would like to change completly all my wordpress and the website backpage to that I just bought today. How should I proceed to cause the less damage to my datas?

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Hi there! Changing the domain name itself is fairly easy, but with WordPress involved it can make it a little more complicated. My first suggestion would be to completely backup your existing database, just in case something goes wrong.

We have a knowledgebase article on changing the domain name that WordPress uses, located at

While the domain name is being changed, I would recommend changing WordPress to use the temporary URL for your site (http://ipaddress/~username – where ipaddress is the IP address for your site, and username is the username on your account).

To change the domain name, you can access BackStage and click on the AddOns tab. In there you will see a form to change the domain name, and if you fill that out the request will be passed to our support team to make that change for you. Please make sure you have changed the nameservers on the new domain, to point things to us, to prevent any downtime.

After that is done, you can use that knowledgebase article again to tell WordPress to use the new domain name.

If you have any questions on this, please feel free to contact our support team – we are always happy to help.

Answers Answered By: jdavey [359 Blue Star Level]

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