How to Export Weebly Website and transfer it into a different host

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As mentioned in our previous tutorial lesson, we mentioned that we’ll show you how to export your Weebly website and import it into another host. You may have thought of this before but you probably couldn’t find any more information about it. Now you’ll know how!

Weebly’s free hosting platform is awesome – it’s free. But there are a few reasons why exporting your website out of Weebly could come in handy:


  • You want to leave Weebly but not lose your website – we all have our own reasons
  • Your hosting needs is growing – you need a faster host to handle all the website traffic (Congratulations for getting a lot of traffic!)
  • You want to be able to customize your website however you want outside of Weebly
  • You just want to know – just in case

So we’ve put together a video tutorial showing you how we extract our website and upload it into a non-Weebly host.

We’ll also show you how to do this, and some of the pitfalls of the export. Just to let you know – not everything could be exported out successfully.

Hope you enjoy this and find it useful!

Next Weebly Tutorial Lesson:

On another note, for tomorrow, we’ll show you how to create a side column on your Weebly website. Right now, Weebly only allows you to create multiple columns with their element. But what if you want a dedicated side column to insert items such as social buttons, sign up forms, or other key information? You’ve seen a lot of those in non-Weebly websites right?

We’ll show you how to create that in Weebly. Weebly doesn’t have an element dedicated for this – but we found a way to make it work :) See you tomorrow!

PS: If you’re still struggling to make your website design look more professional, have a look at our premium Weebly templates as they can completely transform your entire website design to make you look good!  Installing the new template is just a click away.  Click here to see some of our designs.


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32 Responses

  1. […] It’s nice when a website builder doesn’t hold you hostage – that’s a nice touch.  Here is a quick video tutorial on how to export a Weebly website and import it into another host. […]

    • sosisse says:

      HI thanks for ur tutorial!!! if i anderstood weel,if I already bought a domain, i can anyway create a weebly website and then export it to my domain? I am wrong?? thks

      • divtag says:

        Yes that’s right. But you will have to pay for your own hosting (which can be anywhere between $4 – $10 per month or so, depending on which host and the level of hosting service you need), export the template and import it into your host.

        As mentioned in the tutorial, once you do this you won’t be able to edit your site without modifying the codes directly. So you have to have a bit of technical knowledge to do this. Also not all weebly features will work outside of Weebly’s operating platform.

    • Msn says:

      In my case, after transferring my weebly to another host, Mobile version doesn’t work anymore;
      What can i do ?

      • divtag says:

        Weebly’s mobile mode is operated and ran based on their proprietary platform. That’s why once you leave Weebly, then your new hosting environment doesn’t have the same technology to support the mobile mode.

  2. Saju Mathew says:

    Helpful resource, I was searching like a tutorial one of my client request to export their Weebly Website and transfer it into a different host.

    • Glad you found the tutorial helpful! I’d suggest you test the export function a few times as not all functionality that Weebly provides can work properly outside of their hosting environment.

  3. […] Weebly actually allows you to export your website and import it into a different host if you want.  This is really a nice feature as if you decide to leave Weebly for whatever reason, or if Weebly one day shuts down, you can always move your website away from Weebly and have it hosted somewhere else.  There’s a tutorial from DivTag Templates on how to export a Weebly website and import it into another host. […]

  4. Colm says:

    Great tutorial, thanks!

    Do you know how to get the site to redirect to the Weebly mobile version!?

    It’s great to have this option in case of weebly server downtime…


  5. Parker says:

    Thank you so much for this tutorial! I know you said not all things will work when you transer but I really want my contact forum to work if you know how to get it to work can you please make a video of it for me! or email me how.


  6. Hey Jeremy,

    Thanks for this wee vid – looks straighforward :)

    I particularly liked the elevator music on the vid!


  7. Tony says:

    Hi Jeremy..
    Good tutorial…I’ve also tried to export some of my sites out of weebly, (though I have not uploaded them to another server-still using weebly), just to see the folder structure.
    Do you have any updates on this..are they likely to allow full export capability any time soon…? your experience, will Google analytics and ranks be lost if you transfer it to another host…this is what is really confusing to me..!

    Thank you for any help in this matter…!!

    • divtag says:

      Hey Tony,

      I’m not sure if Weebly has any plans to update their export function at all. The challenge is that no matter where you bring the Weebly site, if it is another website building platform, their technology would be different and as such, may not be able to adaptable with Weebly functions.

      As for Google Analytics and ranking, there shouldn’t be much impact, as the tracking is based on your domain name, not where you host your site!

      – Jeremy

  8. Adam Mitchell says:

    Jeremy, thanks for the great tutorial. I would like to move one of my clients in my designer platform to another weebly developer’s who will take over the rest of the management of this client. Is this possible?


    • divtag says:

      Hi Adam,

      Unfortunately, I don’t think there is a way to transfer a Weebly website to another Weebly account at the moment. At least this tool is available publicly, but worthwhile to ask Weebly they can help you do it.

      – Jeremy

  9. Amanda says:

    If you have flies (I.e., PDFs) uploaded to the weebly site, will they export with the site to the new server? Or will they have to be linked again?

    • divtag says:

      Hi Amanda,

      I’m not quite sure to be honest. You might have to relink it again as I’m assuming that the URL of the link will be altered when it is moved outside of Weebly.

  10. Jackie says:

    Do you know how much traffic can weebly usually handle?

    • divtag says:

      Hey Jackie,

      Quite a bit I’d say. But if you are going to get a flood of traffic (like thousands within minutes), then you might not be able to handle that. But if you do get thousands of visitors per day, but spread across the entire day, I think they can handle it.

      – Jeremy

  11. Merel says:

    Thanks Jeremy for this tutorial. I’m wondering if you can still edit the website after it is transferred. It would seem to me that once you’re out of the Weebly-evironment you also loose all drag and drop-editing tools. Transferring would therefore only be useful if a website is already complete and finished and won’t be edited anymore? Am I right?

    • divtag says:

      Hi Merel,

      That’s right – once you’re outside of Weebly’s drag and drop environment, you will no longer able to use that function. To edit your site, you can edit the codes directly in your new host, but you will need to be proficient with coding.

      Alternatively, what you can do is make your edits in Weebly, then export and import into your new host every time you want to make any changes. It’s very tedious but I suppose it’s possible.

      – Jeremy

    • Camille says:

      I love the tutorial. It’s helpful. I will think of this about my clients websites :)

  12. Josh Blake says:

    Ive been searching for a precise tutorial on how to backup my weebly sites so that I can move them to my own hosting. Great tutorial!

  13. John Linderman says:

    Great tutorial! Do you know if I would design a Weebly site that has links to YouTube videos in it, would they work if I exported it to my own host?

  14. Sandra Steele says:

    I’m feeling amazingly stupid but the weebly I’m trying to export only gives me the option of emailing the .zip file. I’ve done it twice and never get the email. What did I do wrong?

  15. Ayan Pakistan says:

    Really nice article on shifting a weebly design to any other plateform. It helped me to transfere my own design too.

  16. Deepak Sharma says:

    Hi Div Tag Templates Team
    Do you think that still you can’t export all the features from Weebly to another server?


  17. Eva says:

    i have Weebly Pro Site that I can add more sites to. Can I copy/transfer a free Weebly site to an existing Weebly Pro Site with the least amount of effort?

  18. Petar says:

    Thanks for the information. Further to the “exporting to another host” is there a way that you are able to export the ecommerce products that you upload into a csv so that they can be used somewhere else also?