Transfer a project with hosting

Learn how to transfer a hosted project from your dashboard to someone else's account in Webflow.

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You can't directly transfer a project with an active hosting subscription, you'll need to either transfer a duplicate or cancel the hosting first.

In this lesson
  1. Transfer a duplicate of the project
  2. Transfer the original project
Must know 
There will be a bit of downtime when transferring a hosted site — it will be equal to the time it takes to complete steps 3 through 5. These steps can typically be completed in a minute or less as the DNS settings don’t need to be configured again.

Transfer a duplicate of the project

You can transfer a duplicate of the project. We recommend the following steps to ensure the minimal amount of downtime between transferring the custom domain:

  1. Duplicate the site you wish to transfer
  2. Transfer the duplicate project
  3. Remove the hosting subscription from the original project
  4. Add a site plan to the duplicate project
  5. Add your custom domain to the project and publish
Must know 
Duplicating a project resets all project-wide configurations and settings to default. This means form submissions, Google Analytics ID, and previous versions are not included along with the duplicated project.

Transfer the original project

If you want to include form submissions, Google Analytics ID, and previous versions with the transfer, you'll need to transfer the original project. You can still duplicate the project to own a backup since transferring a project is instant and irreversible, unless the new owner transfers it back to you.

  1. Remove the hosting subscription from the original project
  2. Transfer the original project
  3. Add a new site plan
  4. Add your custom domain to the project and publish

Learn more about transferring projects, check out these resources:

Having trouble?

If you're having any trouble transferring your project, please don't hesitate to reach out to us, and we'll do our best to help you resolve it.

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