Maybe you jumped at the first good deal you found in your search for hosting and now you have had your site limited and restricted by a hosting company who may not be able or willing to host a site of any size properly.
When you want to move your whole site the forums, videos, users and WordPress databases to Host Gator should have started with them in the first place you say when your moving checklist looks like this.
First download all files and folders and the single files like the .htaccess in your home directory to your hard drive.
Next you need to generate a copy of the databases.
The easy way to get everything uploaded to your new host is to use a ftp like Filezilla this way you can keep your files and folders exactly the way they were on the old host.
Have notepad ++ as the default editor in FileZilla to edit the files like wpconfig to point to your new database.
This is where you might want to triple check the few selections you have to make when you backup and download your database.
Host Gator has the info posted and they will also move your stuff for free if you request it soon after you sign up, but they host websites and I blog so this guide should be more detailed than theirs.
I always wait until after the first 30 days to add more to any host but if your are smart you will save the time and money and let them move your files and transfer the domain.
They say leave the old site up for 48 hours to let the dns changes go through before canceling your account and after a recent move the old host was still getting traffic. Fix this by pointing to the database on the new host.
I had fun watching the new host stats double from the day before the move and the bounce rate is still lower then it has ever been meaning visitors stay on the site longer and click through at least one page. Before the move those same visitors might not get a page instead they were given a error page, no chance the get that visitors business and Google has a option let’s you choose not be shown results from a website when you hit the back button now so you could lose that visitor for good.
Hope this helps you to make the move to a better hosting company that will increase traffic to your blog by increasing up time.