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How to go from exported site to live on my host

Once I’ve exported my site, what steps do I need to take to get my site live on the internet?

For instance, I assume upload the zipped file and then unzip it on the server. Is that it? Seems like I need to do something with the DNS, as well, but I’m not a coder so any help you can give me is greatly appreciated.


Hello there, @Stuart! Thank you for bringing your question to the Local Community! :wave:

My first question is - have you already exported your site & imported it into your hosting provider?

Depending on your domain registrar and hosting provider, there are different steps to connect those two together. Your hosting platform should have documentation regarding connecting your site to a domain and updating DNS settings.

Let me know if that helps,

:woman_technologist:t3: Sam

Thanks, Sam,

Sorry to have so many newbie questions, but I haven’t exported my site. Is there an easy way to do that in Local?


Hi Stuart! :wave:

No worries - that’s what we’re here for :smile:

Yes, there is! You can follow this guide:

Do you have a hosting provider? If so, you can use this export & import process or you can use a tool like WP Migrate to migrate your site to your host.

Thank you,

:woman_technologist:t3: Sam